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Photos of the Day: July 16-31, 2021

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 20,000 pictures in our Reader GalleriesOur selections from the second half of July 2021 included an amazing photo of a Crested Caracara, a rare sighting of an Elegant Tern, a fantastic photo of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and more!

Visit our galleries to submit your photos and gain inspiration from the BirdWatching community.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Steve Ricketts

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Steve Ricketts
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Steve Ricketts says the black & blue salvia is a hummingbird magnet. Here he photographed a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the plant. The photo was taken in Springfield, Missouri, with a Nikon D500 and a Nikon 200-500mm lens.

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