community
judged
Klare C

Bumblebees

Created and judged by Klare C

Open Rating Results
Brief
This contest is created and judged by a member of the Photocrowd community. Want to run your own? Find out more >

Bumblebees are endearing and familiar insects. Their animated behaviour and deep buzz as they fly from flower to flower makes them a delight to watch. And, how on earth do they fly...

Sadly though, our bumblebees have been declining because of changes in agricultural practices that have largely removed flowers from the landscape, leaving the bumblebees with little to feed upon and most UK species have declined greatly in recent years with two becoming extinct in the UK since 1940. In the UK there are 24 species of bumblebee (25 if you count the reintroduced Short-haired bumblebee) but only eight are commonly found in most places. Bumblebees are found in a variety of habitats and most people should be able to attract them to their gardens if they have the right kinds of flowering plants.

For this challenge I'd like to see your best bumblebee shots. A single bee, in a group, flying, stationary, feeding or sun bathing. Macro shots acceptable too.

Please do not bother the bees.

How it works

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.

Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Entries closed
23 August 2017

Rating
23 August 2017 to 30 August 2017

Winners announced
30 August 2017

For a more detailed explanation of how rating works, see our FAQs

See open contests