Photos of the day: October 1-15, 2020

Every day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from more than 20,000 pictures in our Reader Galleries. The shots we selected in the first half of October 2020 included a fantastic portrait of a Sandhill Crane, a Black-crowned Night-Heron with a fish, a close-up of an Allen’s Hummingbird, and more!

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Allen's Hummingbird by David Assmann

Allen's Hummingbird by David Assmann

David Assmann added this image of an Allen's Hummingbird to our galleries five years ago. He photographed it in San Francisco in May 2015.