Blow flies on a Stapelia grandiflora flower

Blow flies on a Stapelia grandiflora flower

My 1st macro photo with over 500 000 views on Flickr: “Blow flies pollinating a Stapelia grandiflora flower” from Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa.

The flies are being tricked by the flower, and their maggot eggs won’t survive as the flower will die soon (and the flower is not really a suitable host or food for the maggots).

Dragonfly Compound Eyes Macro

A macro photograph of the compound eyes of a Dragonfly after a rain shower.

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Bite off more than you can chew…

A White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) swallowing a Dragonfly that it just caught (photographed at Pilanesberg National Park (North West Province, South Africa).

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Cuckoo Wasp pollinating Euphorbia flowers

A tiny (about 1 cm) Cuckoo Wasp (family Chrysididae) pollinating Euphorbia succulent flowers (Winter, July 2006, South Africa).

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