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Bumble Bee and Elliot's Gentian -- The Movie

While we were photographing the roadside population of Elliot's Gentians in Duplin County, North Carolina, we saw a bumble bee visit one of the flowers. This video picks up as it is backing itself out of one flower in preparation to visit another one.

 

The struggle to enter and then exit one of these tight flowers must be tremendous for such a critter. It's amazing to witness this... It ended up visiting each flower on this plant, then it flew off to begin the process on another plant.

 

There is a bit of voice over as well as highway noise as some cars pass by the area where we were photographing the flowers.

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Uploaded on November 5, 2015