Outrunning the Sun

26 January 2012 27 Comments Home » Insects etc.

The day’s last flight,
outrunning the sun in a search for pollen,
a bladed bridge surrenders to a frozen leap.

A honey bee outruns the sun in a search for pollen

Honey bee | Apis mellifera


  • Jostein on 500px said:


  • Paulo on 500px said:

    Wow. unica, que espectáculo!

  • Lauren on G+ said:

    This is beautiful. the backlight is perfect.

  • Julie on G+ said:

    WOW!! Amazing shot!!!

  • Linda on 500px said:

    Nice timing and capture.

  • Biobabbler on Twitter said:

    *Sigh* Heavenly.

  • Christina on G+ said:


  • Stefano on Flickr said:

    Beautiful composition and, as always, stunning light!

  • Diane said:

    Most captivating bee moment yet Rick! The detail, delicious. The wings, whimsical, legs like landing gear, easing down to a gracious landing. SWEET!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. Where’s that confounded bridge?

  • Celso on G+ said:

    Amazing photo!!! Great light… blablabla… AWESOME.

  • Timothy on G+ said:

    Kick ass! Are you a ninja or just really patient. :-)

  • Caleb on G+ said:

    That is one of my favorite bee pictures ever, and I’ve seen thousands, great job, buddy.

  • Sherry on G+ said:

    WOW! That is an amazing shot. Love the back light and great detail. Perfect timing.

  • Anne on G+ said:


  • Meg on G+ said:

    Well, it’s not a bird but it is flying and bees are just as hard if not harder to get in flight shots of. Hmm, I need a judge to call tough shots like this. :) Great shot.

  • Karunakaran on 500px said:

    Great macro! Great work.

  • Kim on G+ said:

    Oh, wow! This is amazing!

  • Kerri on Twitter said:


  • Sourav on G+ said:

    Too good …

  • Timothy on G+ said:


  • Alex Wild on Twitter said:

    I just love @bugdreams photographs. This honey bee in flight is divine.

  • Ludo on Jungle Dragon said:

    Wow, this is a shot to be admired. Was it a lucky shot or .. Man it’s supurb. Majestic.

    Nice on the verbal aspect too;)

  • Amit said:

    This is really a nice shot.

  • Suradej on 500px said:

    Amazing macro, perfect composition.

  • Choco on Flickr said:

    Great light! Awesome shot!

  • Milos on Flickr said:

    What a great capture!!! Love the light on its wings!
    It looks like it’s jumping over an obstacle. lol :)

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