Rare Photo of Bee Sting Wins Award for UC Davis Photographer
UC Davis Communications Specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey in the Department of Entomology took this amazing shot, capturing a honeybee stinging a man, with its abdominal tissue trailing behind. The photo won the first-place gold feature photo award in an Association for Communication Excellence competition.
Garvey has taken at least 1 million photos of honeybees in her lifetime and this seems to be the most amazing of them. “As far as I know, nobody’s been able to record anything like this,” Garvey added. She said the only time she’s seen it illustrated was in a textbook drawing.
The judges are still trying to determine how she was able to arrange the lighting, the camera, the wrist and the bee to get that good a shot. This was indeed an amazing shot that no man was ever able to take since the birth of photography, as it takes someone to be extremely professional and lucky enough.
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Image credits: Photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey