Posts Tagged ‘bee’

Stunning Macro Photos of Bees Courtesy of the US Geological Survey

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Once in a while we stumble across a great archive of public domain or creative commons imagery that just blows us away. Sometimes it’s historical photos, other times beautiful photos from space, but this time around it’s neither.

Thanks to the US Geological Survey’s Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab Flickr, we now have access to over 1,200 gorgeous macro photos of bees and other insects. Read more…

Typical Cappuccino Instagram Shot Turns Into Awesome Wasp Photobomb

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Never let anyone tell you to stop taking photos of your food… not because you should be proud of the habit, but because it might someday lead to an accidentally awesome photo like the one above: a wasp photobomb. Read more…

Rare Photograph of a Bee Sting in Action

UC Davis communication specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey recently won first prize in the Association for Communication Excellence photo competition for a rare photograph of a bee stinging a man and leaving its innards behind. The Sacramento Bee writes,

Garvey recognized an opportune time to capture this photo when she was walking with a friend. A bee came close to him and started buzzing at a high pitch. She said that’s normally a telltale sign that a bee is about to sting, so she readied her camera and snapped four photos.

The images showed the progression of the sting, but the most interesting part was that the bee’s abdominal tissue lingered behind, she said.

Garvey has captured over 1 million photos of bees throughout her life, but says that — as far as she knows — this is the first photo of its kind.

(via SacBee via MetaFilter)


Image credits: Photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey