Bee vs. ant on a wheelie bin

To this day—it doesn’t matter when you read this—this photograph remains as one of my favourite photographs. I was sitting on my own front deck stairs with my Canon SLR—which I’m still convinced was an AE-1—when I noticed a bee on the wheelie bin beside me. The bee appeared to be struggling.

As my eye sight hasn’t been the best up close for a few years now, I used the camera’s telescopic lens to see the bee in greater detail.

The bee had an ant on his leg and the ant refused to let go. I still don’t know how or why, but I decided to try and gently separate bee from ant. I did just that without killing either animal. Right after I captured this photograph to film forever.