Christian Spence captured the sun illuminating a black Jacobin hummingbird
It created is a prism effect which makes it look as though the creature’s body is as colorful as a rainbow
In 2011, Spencer captured the bird’s movements for a film called The Dance of Time.
Since then, it has received 10 international awards as well as three best film honors.
But there were more rainbow hummingbirds to come. A few years later, Spencer revisited the subject.
“I decided to try and photograph the same phenomenon with my camera,” he told My Modern Met.
His latest creative endeavors resulted in a series called Winged Prism, and for Spencer, the images reveal “a secret of nature that cannot be seen with our eyes.”
“Nobody ever could have ever dreamed that this was a reality. I receive emails every day from people across the world touched by these images.”