For many of us, winter is a cold, dull and dreary time of year. Here in the greater Seattle area, we don’t get a ton of snow, so generally when we look outside it’s gray, grey or grayish. Deciduous trees blend together in shades of brown. Grass is yellow or brown, depending on how much mud is mixed in.
In other words, it’s the perfect time to share my appreciation for some of the more colorful species I’ve encountered during my photography adventures… most of which don’t live anywhere near here. Oh, there are exceptions. The bright violet gorget and head of the male Anna’s hummingbird is spectacular. Varied thrushes sport a handsome pattern of black and orange plumage. But we mostly lack species with a true rainbow of bright colors. So I had to look further afield when searching my archives for some chromatic critters. Here are a few of the more memorable ones.
Search for more colorful animals in the photo archive. Just input the search term “colorful.” I’m adding more photos all the time!