Forest edges are typically locations with a high diversity of life. Given a large number of habitat types ranging from meadow to shrub layer up to mid and high canopy and plenty of light reaching the ground, these locations contain many ecological niches. In the photo, along a forest edge at the UBC Farm, a Yellow-head Bumble Bee (Bombus flavifrons ) appears somewhat perplexed about a big California Darner (Rhionaeschna californica ) covering up the entrances to a collection of foxglove (Digitalis purpurea ) blossoms. The bee buzzed around the dragonfly for a few seconds, trying to find a clear path into the inviting flowers before finally giving up and going to a different plant. The location swarmed with dragonflies, bees, flies and butterflies among many other species of life.
502 viewings as of 23 Jul 2013
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/500s, f / 9, -1/3 EV, ISO 200
UBC Farm, Vancouver, BC
12 Jul 2012
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