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Photos of the day: May 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 Galleries. Our selections from the second half of May 2021 included an amazing photo of an Anna’s Hummingbird, an image of the most Instagrammable bird, a pair of American White Pelicans flying in unision, and more!

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

Anna's Hummingbird by Stephanie Becker

Anna's Hummingbird by Stephanie Becker

Stephanie Becker, a new member of our galleries, took this remarkable photo of a male Anna's Hummingbird. The Facebook post about this photo went viral. It was shared more than 7,700 times and reached more than 400,000 people.

Stephanie tells us: "During the pandemic, I dusted off my camera and learned everything I could about taking photos (especially of birds). I literally sat in my backyard everyday and photographed them. I learned so much about the different specifies, habits and especially their unique personalities. We have two hummingbirds that play together, and I believe I caught one of those playful moments."

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