Ants and Bee

A short sequence of a presumably common garden event, but one I’ve not previously taken any notice of: ants finding and swarming on a dying (or dead) bee. When I took these thee ants had already moved the bee from the centre of the patio to a corner near the wall.

Ants swarming over a dead bee

Ants swarming over a dead bee

Ants swarming over a dead bee

Ants swarming over a dead bee

Ants swarming over a dead bee

Ants swarming over a dead bee

Quite a feast for them!

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.

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4 Comments

  1. derwandersmann June 15, 2016 at 4:22 am #

    Quite remarkable photographs, Paul! Congratulations!

    • Words June 20, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

      dW, thanks! One of those interesting moments that are worth getting the camera out for.

  2. Darko June 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    Circle of life!!!

    • Words June 20, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

      Darko, yes. Not much goes to waste out there!