The bumblebees, masters of perception

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Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
24 March 2024 Sunday 10:34
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The bumblebees, masters of perception

* The author is part of the community of readers of La Vanguardia

In the lush pine forests of Collserola, the presence of bumblebees has become a fascinating phenomenon that is capturing the attention of nature observers.

In this environment of biodiversity, I have recently had the privilege of capturing in an image the illustrious Bombus Terrestri, a bumblebee considered a master of polarization, which I recently shared in Avant-garde Readers' Photos.

However, I came across another species of bumblebee, whose defiant and belligerent posture was immortalized in a photograph that invites deeper reflection on the life and behavior of these small guardians of the ecosystem.

The image I present today reveals much more than the mere presence of an insect. This is a visual testament to the incredible ability of bumblebees to detect and react to situations they perceive as threatening.

In this photograph, we can see how this intrepid bumblebee adopts a posture that communicates its willingness to defend its territory and its hive with courage and determination.

But beyond its apparent aggressiveness, the photograph offers us an intimate look at the complexity of the world of bumblebees. It shows us their ability to interpret the environment around them, to distinguish between what is safe and what represents a potential danger. It reveals to us their survival instinct rooted in millions of years of evolution, as well as their vital role in the health and balance of the ecosystems they inhabit.

It is important to highlight that the presence of bumblebees in the Collserola mountain range is not only an indicator of the natural wealth of the region, but also a reminder of the interconnection between all forms of life on our planet.

Every buzz, every wandering flight of these noble insects, reminds us of our responsibility as guardians of nature, to protect and preserve the environments we share with them.

Therefore, the photography that I present today is much more than a simple image. It is a visual testament to the beauty and complexity of the natural world around us. It invites us to contemplate with awe and admiration the wisdom of bumblebees, and urges us to reflect on our role as custodians of this fragile and wonderful planet we call Earth.