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Hummingbirds Pack A Colorful Punch

While the smallest bird in the entire avian kingdom, hummingbirds still pack a colorful punch when it comes to their magnificently iridescent feathers. From bright crimson red to luminous emerald, to even a modest brown color, hummingbird feathers are extremely intricate- and there are over 300 species of this extraordinary bird spread throughout the Western hemisphere! As you can imagine, it’s not an easy task to capture these little guys on film – but when it happens, the results are fantastic.

Rufous Bird

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Green Bird

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The Atacama Desert: South America’s Incredibly Dry, Alien World

Atacama Desert

As you’re about to see, this desert is full of surprises
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Right between Chile and Peru rests a relatively unknown desert known as the Atacama. Although it’s not exactly what you would call tiny (its area is over 41,000 square miles), it is not as well known as the Mojave or the Sahara. Even so, the Atacama has a certain claim to fame which often gets mistakenly attributed to the Sahara – it is the driest desert in the world.

Atacama Desert Valley

This desert exchanges sand dunes for mountains
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Atacama Desert Flamingos

The most famous inhabitants of the Atacama
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6 Amazingly Beautiful Gardens Around The World

Gardens Around the World

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The world’s earliest gardens were planted to reap medicinal benefits and celebrate the gods. Over time, the purpose of gardens has expanded dramatically, with people growing gardens for a number of functional and not-so-functional reasons. Take a trip with us as we explore six mesmerizing gardens around the world, landing on almost every continent but Antarctica. (And keep your bucket list handy—you will be needing it.)

Canada: Butchart Gardens

Brentwood Bay, British Columbia is home to one of world’s most beautiful expanses of plants and trees—the Butchart Gardens. Featuring uninterrupted bloom from more than one million bedding plants, the site has since been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. Each year, nearly a million visitors gape at the various gardens that contain more than 900 varieties of colorful blooms.

Entrance to Butchart Gardens

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Tasman Island’s Dramatic Views

Tasman Island Australia

Once thickly forested, Tasman Island has since transformed into a barren plateau due to extended tree cutting and fires. Nevertheless, the remaining flora on this Australian island seem to be enough for the birds, seeing as a whopping 300,000-700,000 pairs of Fairy Prions calls Tasman home.

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