I found this bumble bee floating face down in my wildlife pond yesterday. I thought he was dead, but there was the slightest flicker of an antenna when i scooped him out, so i put him on a little statue to see if he would dry out. After a few minutes of inaction, he started drying himself off and ten minutes later he was as good as new!
I got this shot as he scaled the statue’s ear and paused for a moment before flying off.
© LOUISE PARTON