Part 10/11 of Glenn Bartley’s 3-month trip around Peru – After Bosque Unchog it was back down to Lima and then on northwards. Most people probably don’t realize this – but the Peruvian coast is a complete desert. Traveling back to Lima and then 800km up the coast was a long, long drive. But it was necessary in order to reach the next set of endemic birds.
Eventually we arrived at our first destination near the town of La Florida.
This region is the only place to find what is perhaps the most extravagant hummingbird of them all – the Marvelous Spatuletail.
I really wanted to get some solid images of this species and after two days of hard work I was able to get the shot I had dreamed of.
If you think that a bird photography adventure to Peru might interest you make sure to e-mail me to sign up for the wish list for my workshops that will begin in the fall of 2013.
Article written and images fully copyrighted by Glenn Bartley.