The phrase "rainforest photography" might conjure up images of snakes slithering along the forest floor, tree frogs sitting on lush green leaves or orangutans swinging through the tree canopy, but one creature you may not have considered as a rainforest native is the hummingbird.
With an erratic flight pattern and rapidly beating wings – sometimes moving at up to 80 beats per second – the tiny hummingbird, which has an average wingspan of around 10cm, has historically been challenging to photograph, even for those with plenty of experience in bird photography. In the past, cameras have often struggled to focus on these skittish, fast-moving birds, but wildlife photographer and Canon Ambassador Maxime Aliaga says Canon's EOS R System has transformed his work.
Maxime is known for documenting the beauty of the natural world and sharing his passion for conservation. On a recent trip to the Amazon rainforest, he managed to capture beautifully sharp shots of hummingbirds, thanks to the Image Stabilisation and fast, accurate autofocus in his Canon EOS R5 and RF lenses.
"The EOS R System is a revolution," he says, "because now it's so much easier to get the shot."