Hummingbird and Flowers - Illustrative Watercolor Leg / by Shane Acuff

DID YOU KNOW: Hummingbirds have the greatest mass-specific metabolic rate of any homeothermic animal. To conserve energy when food is scarce, and nightly when not foraging, they can go into torpor, a state similar to hibernation, slowing metabolic rate to 1/15th of its normal rate!

Tattoo by Shane Acuff