Marie Read / Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) male flies in to feed on nectar from Eastern red columbine flower (Aquilegia canadensis), Freeville, New York, USA, June.
Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) feeding on pink Eucalyptus blossom, Olinda, Australia, February. Rescued animal in controlled conditions.
Doug Gimesy / Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) feeding on red Eucalyptus blossom, Olinda, Australia, February. Rescued animal in controlled conditions.
John Chan / Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) nectaring on a Sweet scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea), Orange County, California, USA, May.
Carlos Zorrilla / Male Orchid bee (Euglossini sp.) on an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower trying to remove pollinia attached to its back, Ecuador, April.
Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowerhead among many Common daisies (Bellis perennis) on a lawn left unmown to allow wild flowers to bloom t...
John Chan / Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) taking flight from a Pride of madeira (Echium candicans) after contact with a Honey bee (Apis mellifera), Southern California, USA, April.
James Dunbar / Beefly (Bombyliidae sp.) feeding at flower, April, UK
Simon Littlejohn / Honey bee (Apis) nectaring from a flowering Eucalyptus tree, Andalusia, Spain, June.
Morley Read / Slow motion shot of a Rufous tailed hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) drinking nectar from a Heliconia flower, Mindo, Ecuador.
Morley Read / Slow motion shot of a Violet tailed sylph hummingbird (Aglaiocercus coelestis) drinking nectar from a Heliconia flower, Mindo, Ecuador.
Nick Upton / Common bee fly (Bombylius major) nectaring on a Greater periwinkle flower (Vinca major), Wiltshire garden, UK, April.
Nick Upton / Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) nectaring on a Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) flower in a garden, Wiltshire, UK, April
Nick Upton / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) nectaring on a Crab apple (Malus sylvestnis) flower in a garden, Wiltshire, UK, April.
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a male Orchid bee (Euglossini) gathering nectar from an orchid (Lycomormium ecuadorense) flower, Imbabura Province, Ecuador.
Phil Savoie / Smeathmans furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum) feeding on Allium flower. Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, May.
Phil Savoie / Mining bee (Andrena sp.), harvesting pollen from anthers of Cherry tree (Prunus sp.) Ripon Wisconsin USA, May.
Phil Savoie / Smeathman's furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum), feeding on wild alpine strawberry (Fragaria vesca), Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. December
Phil Savoie / Painted nomad bee (Nomada fucata) male bee with characteristic green eyes, sleeping with jaws locked around grass stem, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. June
Phil Savoie / Smeathman's furrow bee (Lasioglossum smeathmanellum) feeding on Wallflower (Erysimum sp.) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April.
Phil Savoie / Grey patched mining bee (Andrena nitida),male feeding rambling rose flower (Rosa sp) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
Phil Savoie / Little nomad bee (Nomada flavoguttata) covered in Dandelion pollen (Taraxacum offinicale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September
Phil Savoie / Grey-patched Mining Bee (Andrena nitida) feeding on Dandelion (Taraxacum offinicale) Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. April
John Chan / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) gathering pollen from a Sea fig (Carpobrotus chilensis), Southern California, USA, April.
Konrad Wothe / Slow motion clip of a Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) landing in a Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) flower, Germany, June.
Michael Hutchinson / Slow motion clip of a Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) feeding from a Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) flower, Bristol, England, UK, September.
Phil Savoie / Red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius), visiting Clover (Trifolium) flower, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. June.
Robert Thompson / Four spotted chaser (Libellula quardrimaculata) Montiaghs Moss NNR, Aghalee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, June.
Steve Downer / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) fast motion of bee collecting pollen from begonia flower and flying lies off. Birmingham UK. September.
Juan Carlos Munoz / Honeybee (Apis melifera) visiting Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) in lavender fields, Valensole Plateau, Alpes Haute Provence, France, July.
Cyril Ruoso / Giant humming bird (Patagona gigas) feeding from Queen of the Andes (Puya raymondii) flowers, Cordillera Blanca Massif, Andes, Peru, November.
Pascal Pittorino / Mining bee (Andrena) male and female mating on flower, Var, Provence, France, April.
Pascal Pittorino / European honey bee (Apis mellifera) collecting pollen and nectar from Borage (Borago officinalis) Var, Provence, France, March.
Alex Hyde / Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) feeding on Goat Willow catkins (Salix caprea), an important food source for pollinators in early spring. Peak District National Park, UK. April.
Lynn M Stone / Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) on Montauk Daisy, Madison, Connecticut, USA.
Dong Lei / Mrs Gould's sunbird (Aethopyga gouldiae dabryii) male hanging upside down and feeding from Chinese wild peach (Prunus davidiana) male blossom, Kawakarpo Mountain, Meri Snow Mountain National Park, Yun...
Andy Sands / Mining bee / Little flower bee (Anthophora bimaculata) taking nectar and pollen from Common fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) flower, with pollen covered scopa, Surrey, England, UK. August. Highly comm...
Nick Upton / Slow motion clip of a Meadow brown butterfly (Maniola jurtina) and a Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus) nectaring on Saw-wort flowers (Serratula tinctoria), with a Silver-washed fritillary (Argyn...
Nick Upton / Close up view of a Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) nectaring on a Field scabious (Knautia arvensis) flower, with another trying to court with it, Wiltshire, England, UK, July.
Nick Upton / Slow motion cllip of a Marbled white butterfly (Melanargia galathea) nectaring on a Creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) flower, with another trying to court with it, Wiltshire, England, UK, July.