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Wasps Are Our Friends: Part II

Wasps Are Our Friends: Part II

The second in our series promoting the breadth and value of wasps features the gorgeous Orasema, a tiny metallic wasp that lives in ant nests.

June 13, 2014 — Alex Wild
Wasps Are Our Friends: Part I

Wasps Are Our Friends: Part I

I’ve had about enough of people unfairly picking on wasps, so I’m fighting back with a series of photographs showing the bright side of these fascinating insects.

June 8, 2014 — Alex Wild
A Short Safari In A Small Oak Tree

A Short Safari In A Small Oak Tree

Imagine a safari in your neighborhood. Instead of a few days hauling luggage through international airports, though, picture a leisurely five minute stroll from the front door.

June 3, 2014 — Alex Wild
Fill Flash In Wide Angle Macro Photography

Fill Flash In Wide Angle Macro Photography

What is the secret to the evenly balanced exposure across both the foreground and background in this fisheye photograph? It is not a clever processing job in photoshop.

April 30, 2014 — Alex Wild
2013-2014 Winter Honey Bee Losses Are Likely To Be Large

2013-2014 Winter Honey Bee Losses Are Likely To Be Large

Over the next few months we will hear news of this winter’s honey bee losses in North America. The news won’t be good. Although official loss tallies have yet to be released, persistently cold weather across the northern part of the continent has made the 2013-2014 winter an unusually difficult one.

March 17, 2014 — Alex Wild

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