Pollinator Photography Contest

June 4-18, 2018

To celebrate National Pollinator Week and UCF’s recent certification as a “Bee Campus USA”, Sustainability Initiatives generated some buzz for native bees and other pollinators with a pollinator photography contest!

The UCF community submitted the following 60 photos of pollinators to increase awareness of these important, yet highly elusive creatures. Thanks for your submissions!

*The Pollinator Photography Contest closed June 18th, 2018. Photos were judged by UCF pollinator enthusiast Ray Jarrett of UCF Landscape and Natural Resources.

Snow
1st Place: Buzzy Bee
by Olivia Feild
Forest
2nd Place: The Taste Test
by Rachel Waag
Mountains
3rd Place: Uh Huh, Honey
by Tahlia Betancurth

Click through the gallery to see all 60 submissions.

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Buzzy Bee
by Olivia Feild
2 / 60



The Taste Test
by Rachel Waag
3 / 60



Uh Huh, Honey
by Tahlia Betancurth
4 / 60

Mountains

Busy Bees Making the World Go Round
by Ashley Helms
5 / 60

Trolltunga Norway

Barry B. Benson
by Caralyn Tenney
6 / 60

Mountains

Queen of Monarchy
by Ashley Helms
7 / 60

Mountains

Le Minuscule Pollinissateur
by Alexis Beans
8 / 60

Trolltunga Norway

Moth in Action
by Camille Dolan
9 / 60

Mountains

Honeybee Close Up
by Kimberly J Lewis
10 / 60

Mountains

Lone Dragonfly
by Tuesday Piper
11 / 60

Mountains

Steady
by Violet Young
12 / 60

Trolltunga Norway

Beautiful Bee and Flower
by Colleen Bickenbach
13 / 60

Mountains

Young Grasshopper
by Lexi Chong
14 / 60

Trolltunga Norway

Happy as a Bee in a Sunflower Field
by Caralyn Tenney
15 / 60

Mountains

Flutterfly
by Leticia Encarnation
16 / 60

Mountains

Flutterbee
by Leticia Encarnation
17 / 60

Mountains

Bee kind to nature and it will bee kind to you
by Kristen Sims
18 / 60

Mountains

Anise Swallowtail with Flower
by Tuesday Piper
19 / 60

Mountains

Monarch Feeding
by Tina Demarco
20 / 60

Mountains

Dragonfly
by Kim Hoskins
21 / 60

Mountains

There's a bee?
by Sterling Micallef
22 / 60

Mountains

Round
by Sterling Micallef
23 / 60

Mountains

Angel on a Yellow Cloud
by Samwise Majchrzak
24 / 60

Mountains

Two Friends
by Samwise Majchrzak
25 / 60

Mountains

Bee still life
by Roel Fleuren
26 / 60

Mountains

Contentment III
by Renee Kiffin
27 / 60

Mountains

Pollen Nation
by Claire Goodowens
28 / 60

Mountains

Just Monarching Around
by Olivia Feild
29 / 60

Mountains

Oh, Honey
by Tahlia Betancurth
30 / 60

Trolltunga Norway

Among Pretty Things
by Gagen Cambo
31 / 60

Mountains

The Purple Plant
by Lindsay Bushing
32 / 60

Mountains

Api Impruneta
by Violet Young
33 / 60

Mountains

Summer Buzz
by Michael Pham
34 / 60

Mountains

Fuzzy Buzz
by Michael Pham
35 / 60

Mountains

Yellow Coldplay
by Mary Foist
36 / 60

Mountains

Dance of the Bees
by Melissa Raybon
37 / 60

Mountains

Save the Bees
by Mary Foist
38 / 60

Mountains

Sunflower Bees
by Kimberly J Lewis
39 / 60

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Dapper Dragon
by Kaylie Dalla Costa
40 / 60

Mountains

Simple Monarch
by Karyssa Kemp
41 / 60

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We Work Better Together
by Karina Zambrano
42 / 60

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Save the Bees
by Ben Chalone
43 / 60

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Hanging On
by Karina Zambrano
44 / 60

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Butterflop
by Jourine Evers
45 / 60

Mountains

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly
by Jordan Zhu
46 / 60

Mountains

Butterfly
by Jaron Wilson
47 / 60

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Hanging Upside Down
by Ian Biazzo
48 / 60

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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
by Hailie Whatley
49 / 60

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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
by Hailie Whatley
50 / 60

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Pre-Pollinator
by Gianna Fanelli
51 / 60

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Pollination
by Gianna Fanelli
52 / 60

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Save the Bees
by Frederico Martinez
53 / 60

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Moist Ladybug
by Faith Fox
54 / 60

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Buzzy Boi
by Faith Fox
55 / 60

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Another Day Another Flower
by Elise De Cuba
56 / 60

Mountains

Spring
by Danielle Ahrens
57 / 60

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Bumblebee Happiness
by Colleen Bickenbach
58 / 60

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Zebra Swallowtail
by Amy Loveless
59 / 60

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Dragonfly on a Branch
by Amy Loveless
60 / 60

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Swallowtail
by Lexie Chong