Flight of the Bumblebee

Flight of the Bumblebee

Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.


The photo: For any living creature, nothing conveys a sense of intelligence more than its ability to focus. Given this criterion, bees of all shapes and forms certainly stand out among other insects as being the most intelligent. The flight of the bumblebee captured in this photo appears so smooth and effortless, but much like the composition by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, it is just as complex and fast paced. The soft reproduction of colours on the Hahnemühle’s Museum Etching Fine Art Paper allows the cool background to isolate the much warmer subject of this capture. Meanwhile, the smooth texture of this paper compliments the soft textures of the flowers and the bumblebee, captivating the viewer’s attention at the action happening in the center of the frame.


Location: 50°45'10.3"N 114°46'54.2"W


Behind the scenes: This photo was captured on the hike to Forget Me Not peak in Kananaskis, AB. The hike itself is an unforgiving, boulder-covered incline from the very bottom to the very top of the mountain. One of the attendees present on this hike was a summer student visiting our lab from Toronto, ON. To be frank, we did not go on this hike with an intention to finish it. Not to say anything negative about our distant neighbors from the East, but c’mon do they even know what the real mountains look like? Well, little did I know, our Torontonian friend was running circles around me as I was struggling to stay on my feet approaching the end of our destination.


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