Did you know that during the summer months a single bee is only alive for around 40 days? During that time they are constantly in motion and eventually their wing muscles give out due to pure exhaustion. It must be because they’re so excited to keep doing this kinda stuff.
Two of the dominant males in the northern Timbavati paused at a mudwallow to drink after having feasted on a buffalo kill. I used a spotlight to illuminate them as they drank in sync. Photographer: Chad Cocking