Hummingbirds -- easily one of my favorite kind of birds. Right up there with penguins, puffins, flamingos, toucans and owls. And while albino specimens (in this case, a ruby-throated hummer) aren't unheard of, it's rare to see such high quality photos of one taken in the wild (and by a 15-year old!). Speaking of in the wild -- has anybody else ever let the grass in their backyard grow really tall and then crawled around in it naked pretending you're an African tribesman hunting lions? No? Yeah me neither, that would be weird. Borrow your lawnmower?
Hit the jump for a whole bunch more and a link to even more than that.
Albino Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Staunton, Virginia [naturefriendmagazine]
Rare Albino Hummingbird Photographs [buzzfeed]
Thanks to Marianne, who's a fan of the myna bird. "Thanks to Marianne, who's a fan of the myrna bird." What you did there: I see it and I don't approve.