“Peru is a birder’s paradise with the most beautiful avian treasury in the world…”
Photographer Supreet Sahoo recently explored the diverse natural landscapes of Peru, home to 1/5 of all bird species in the world.
From the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, he captured beautiful images of dozens of rare birds species at every part of his journey.
“Peru is a birder’s paradise with the most beautiful avian treasury in the world.” Sahoo wrote for BoredPanda.com. “It is a must-visit on every bird photographer’s bucket list.”
Sahoo has been working with naturalists and guides in Central and South American rainforests for years, giving him special access to tropical wildlife.
“From owls and quetzals in private farms in Costa Rica to finding Cock of the Rock leks in private farms in Colombia — we do everything to get the best images possible,” he writes.
Here are 14 of the coolest species he found:
1. Marvellous Spatuletail Hummingbird
2. Swallow Tanager
3. Golden-Tailed Sapphire
4. Rufous-Crested Coquette
5. Andean Motmot
6. Black-Faced Dacnis
7. Collared Trogon
8. Grass-Green Tanager
9. Black-Tailed Trainbearer
10. Inca Tern
11. Royal Sunangel Hummingbird
12. Squirrel Cuckoo
13. Red-Legged Cormorant
14. Sword-Billed Hummingbird
15. Giant hummingbird