Photo taken at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA. Bee Hunters are a large insect who’s diet consists of eating bees. The bee here it has caught is a carpenter bee and should give some scale on how large the Bee Hunter which is about 2 1/2 inches in length. The Carpenter Bee is about the size of the Bee Hunters head section. Before my first sighting of one, a dear photographer friend of mine first described them as the “motorcycle police of bees”. Sort of a bee on steroids. By that description, I knew what it was the moment I saw it.
Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikon 55 – 300mm
1. THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT – December 22, 2011.
2. THE GROUP – May 28, 2012.