Photographing hummingbirds became a real challenge for BAS, the subject is only a couple of inches in size, moves extremely fast at the blink of an eye, and is hyperactive - not wanting to be still for a second! Thankfully, with much patience and fast shutter speeds BAS was able to capture these beautiful minute creatures both in flight and momentary rest.
Caroni Swamp is a well worth adventure, leading to islands where Scarlett Ibis nest en-mass. Winding through the mangrove swamp by canoe overhanging branches held boa-constrictors in balance and other creatures within its dark recesses. At dusk the skies soon filled with a redness other than that of the setting sun as thousands of Scarlett Ibis returned to their nests after the days feeding in Venezuela. They were joined by numerous egrets, providing a spectacular gathering of the feathered kind.