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| | Earth on Mar 11, 2014

Five awesome BIG bee faces

Get face-to-face with these awesome bees. USGS macro photos of bees and insects.

The USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab has posted hundreds of incredible high resolution macro photos of bees and other insects to Flickr. The images, taken by Sam Droege, are part of the lab’s mission to survey America’s native bee species. Here are five very interesting bee faces (plus one cricket.)

I know you’ll want to see many more. Here’s the Flickr page.

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit:  Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

This one is a cricket, not a bee. Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS

This one is a cricket, not a bee. Photo credit: Sam Droege/USGS