When you have a couple of particular favourite subjects that you love to take photographs of, it is hard to find a new angle but I like to strive to do something a bit different each time. That is why, when I took photographs of this bee at the Eden Project last week, I was really pleased to finally be able to capture the bee’s proboscis – or, as we know it better, her tongue. A bees’ tongue works like a straw. Of course, bee’s need long tongues so that they can reach down into the flower to collect the nectar. She unrolls her tongue, dips it into the flower and then sucks up the nectar like you would drink from a straw.
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