Bee Line

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Bees buzzed in the long grass around the lake as evening fell. To Frank’s delight, they were settling down in little rows along the stems. These were solitary bees, probably males, gathering for the night in suitable resting places, while the females occupied nests they had built nearby.

Being cold-blooded, bees gain energy from the sun’s heat and rest at night and during cool weather. Holding tight to the stems with their strong, jaw-like mandibles, they gradually relax – their bodies lower, their wings rest and their antennae droop – until they fall asleep, waiting for the morning to come.

Behind the lens

Frank Deschandol

Frank Deschandol


Frank is a professional photographer who specialises in high-speed photography and diffused-lighting macro techniques using flashes and diffusers. His focus is in spectacular and little-known reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. His goal is to show the beauty of animals with simplicity - without significant post-processing and in their natural environment, reducing disturbance.

Image details

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • 300mm f4 lens
  • 1/640 sec at f4  •   ISO 200
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