Hummingbirds. Even though they are the smallest birds on earth, and the smallest of all warm-blooded creatures, they can still fly over 30 MPH, fly backwards, and at birth, weigh less than a post-it note!
These amazing creatures flap their wings up to 80 times per second, allowing them to hover over flowers filled with nectar.
They are able to determine sugar content, and only consume nectar that is at least 10% sugar. Less than that could not sustain their super-fast metabolism, with their heartbeat of around 1,200 times a minute!
With this in mind, hummingbirds typically would not be able to survive a long cold night. However, they “happen” to have a built-in mechanism called “Torpor” that goes into effect as they sleep, shutting down their metabolism to 1/15th the normal rate. It effectively slows down their heart rate from around 1,200 beats per minute… to 35!
Did this tiny creature evolve by chance? Or was he intricately designed and formed with purpose? Such beauty is often overlooked in today’s society, but if we only stop to consider the intricate details of a hummingbird, we can appreciate God’s infinite “wonders without number”.
I’m David Rives…
Truly, the Heavens Declare the Glory of God.
Refracted Glory, Marvels In Every Way DVD | A Hummingbird Documentary Hosted by David Rives
AN AWESOME HUMMINGBIRD DOCUMENTARY!
From ancient legends to modern marvels not fully understood, *Refracted Glory* dives into the centuries of intrigue surrounding hummingbirds. David Rives navigates multiple areas of inquiry through captivating interviews with leading experts.
Discover the World of the Hummingbird
Watch amazing slow-motion footage of awe-inspiring hummingbirds, filmed exclusively for this documentary. Explore the physics of hovering flight alongside scientists, pilots and engineers.
Learn about hummingbird biology – and what it means to find fossils in Europe.
David Rives navigates multiple areas of inquiry through captivating interviews with leading experts. Topics such as engineering, history, and biology combine to present a truly meaningful message. Two composers worked together to create the musical backdrop for “Refracted Glory” — an original score as dynamic as hummingbirds themselves.
Learn about helicopters from pilot Brandon Hummingbird, and understand hummingbird flight with the help of Professor Andy McIntosh. Ken Ham and Michael Oard guide us through an unexpected fossil discovery. David Menton talks about the extraordinary vision of hummingbirds, and Christopher Witt tells of hovering giants. Join our study of hummingbirds as we venture into ancient history, modern engineering, intriguing discoveries and eternal Truth. Featuring interviews by Bodie Hodge of Answers in Genesis. Presented by David Rives, president of David Rives Ministries and host of the weekly television program Creation in the 21st Century.
A Note from the Host, David Rives:
“I was approached by Benjamin Owen, an award-winning filmmaker, in Dickson, TN about hosting a feature length documentary on Hummingbirds. As I began to do some preliminary research for the project, I realized that there has never been a documentary made about hummingbirds from a “design” perspective. These incredible creatures are so tiny, yet their capabilities are truly marvelous in every way! You will be blown away with this movie.”
The films in the past that have aired on PBS and nature channels have been consistently from an evolutionary perspective, assuming that hummingbirds arose by means of natural selection over millions upon millions of years. This film “Refracted Glory” is not only inspirational and educational, but NOTHING LIKE IT HAS EVER BEEN PRODUCED… Until now!
Join us on this journey of discovery by ordering your copy today. With expert interviews, an original film score, animations, slow-motion video, and hosted and narrated by David Rives!