Bees are incredible creatures. Aside from being both cute and beautiful, they're also crucial to our planet's biodiversity. Bees pollinate plants and crops to sustain humans and wildlife, but unfortunately, they're under threat.
"Over the past 20 years, many more bee species have been facing extinction," says wildlife photojournalist and Canon Ambassador Christian Ziegler, who believes it is extremely important for himself and others to photograph bees to highlight their beauty and importance, and raise awareness of their plight.
But how can you photograph bees yourself? It's not easy, but with the right help it is achievable – even for beginners. Here, Christian and wildlife macro photographers Matt Doogue and Ingo Arndt give their tips for creating an insect-friendly environment for photographing bees in stunning close-up.