A Bald-Faced Wasp Nest (Four Photographs)
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We parked the car where we normally do and as I was setting up my camera I noticed this incredible nest hanging high on a branch over the road. The nest was itself amazing, and it was maintained up until the colony died in late September. While I was interested in the patterns of the nest, the bald-faced wasps (I hope I have the name right) were also interesting and I focused on them coming and going from the nest. Over three or four days I took as many shots as my arm holding the heavy camera and lens could take. I picked these four because they had the best detail. As the nest was high up it was hard to get shots of the relatively tiny insects but then one does not want to get too close to a nest like this, as the wasps will defend it to the death.