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we took a day trip and i got up close and personal with these gigantic saguaro cacti.
as you can see, these are very tall. we were lucky they were all over, even beside the road. to get these shots i had to use my 75-300mm telephoto lens and stand on the back of the truck. this shot was from about ten feet away.
this one is from about 5 feet away. good thing because it is a much smaller bee! it was about the size of a large grain of rice.
see how tall they are?
the entire area was packed with bees, but we weren’t scared as they were all native bees. we didn’t see any honeybee swarms.
several varieties of bees were wallowing in the saguaro blossoms. other native bees were buzzing around about a foot above the ground. everywhere you looked you saw a bee flying around.
it was great!
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