A nature photograph in colour, showing a close-up of a bumblebee collecting nectar from a Geranium Sylvaticum flower (wood cranesbill, woodland geranium).

Mesocco, Graubünden, Switzerland
April, 2020

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Camera and lens

Nikon AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR


ƒ/5, 1/640s, ISO 200 and 105mm

Size original

6977 x 4656 pixels



Bumblebees (or humble-bees) primarily live on higher altitudes or latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. This bumblebee on a flower lives somewhere in the mountains of the Swiss Alps. Bumblebees usually ignore people. Besides, they take their time. As a result, they are great subjects to include in flower photography like in this photograph. Bumblebees gather nectar to add to the stores in the nest and pollen to feed their young.

The flower in this nature photograph is a Geranium Sylvaticum flower. Alternative names are wood cranesbill and woodland geranium. It is native to Europe and northern Turkey.

This close-up, also called a macro photograph, of a bumblebee on a flower, is part of our growing Nature’s Detail photography portfolio. You will find a selection of fine art photographs of flowers there. Also, you will find a few photos of mushrooms there. Alternatively, visit our Flower Power photography theme. The flower photography theme consists solely of flower photographs, both in colour and in black & white. The flower photograph titled Soaking up the Sun is a great example. Have a look!

Are you more interested in seeing landscape photographs from around the world? Then consider visiting our Landscape Photography portfolio.