Photos of secretive, colorful, and resplendent birds from Canada to Peru
Published: July 1, 2012
Glenn Bartley has quickly climbed the ranks of the world's top bird photographers. His work first appeared in Birder's World in April 2008, and since then we have published more than 30 of his photographs. Glenn's portrait of a Calliope Hummingbird appeared on the cover of our April 2012 issue.
Glenn lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and focuses almost all of his efforts on shooting images of birds in their natural habitat. He is especially well known for his portraits of rare and difficult-to-find birds from the Neotropical region and his portfolio of hummingbird images. He leads photo workshops and has published three books and several magazine articles.
We're thrilled to present this slideshow of 10 Bartley originals, along with his descriptions of the photos. Enjoy!
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Of all hummingbirds, perhaps none is more stunning than the Marvelous Spatuletail. As is usually the case with birds, the male steals the show when it comes to good looks. He's adorned with two incredibly long racquet-shaped tail feathers that are a beautiful shade of violet-blue, as well as a stunning iridescent crown and gorget. Spatuletails are extremely rare and are confined to a very small area in northern Peru
, where they generally inhabit forest edges.