Inspiration Photography

Mind Blowing Macro Bee Portraits From The USGS Native Bee Inventory

To help the USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program in their job of bee protection, various identification tools and keys have been developed to help catalog and document the species of bees in the US. One of the tools include creating accurate and detailed pictures of the bees and the plants and insects they interact with.

macro bee portrait

Each macro bee portrait was created using a system developed by Dr. Anthony G Gutierrez, a system that can be read about in full detail (here). The following pictures have been allowed to be used freely by anybody who wishes, and if you require the full resolution or want to learn more, visit here





bee-macro bee portrait





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Tom White

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  • Pat

    High Res link doesn’t work :-(

    • Hey Pat,¬†

      You need to email Sam Droege ( and request the full res images. He will send them to you. :)