Chupamiel drinks from the Pata de Vaca Flower
Photo and caption by Megan Smith
A hummingbird feeds on Pata de Vaca flower in the nascent tropical forest outside our windows. The image was not taken with a grand camera, but its simple beauty and blurred joyful wings caught the eye of my mom, who insists it has a place in this contest.
Location: Jaltipan, Veracruz, Mexico