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Picture of a colorful hummingbird using its beak to pollinate a pink orchid in Panama
April 21, 2022

Orchid Pollinator

In Cerro Punta, Panama, a hummingbird pollinates an orchid. This photo appeared in a September 2009 story about the biology and evolution of orchids.
Photograph by Christian Ziegler, Nat Geo Image Collection

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