Photo of the Year 2014

Mating Common Eastern Bumble Bees
Mating Common Eastern Bumble Bees
Bombus impatiens, Apidae
Boundary Bay Dyke Trail, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
August 10, 2014

I’ve reviewed the 52 photos I selected as photos of the week and I’ve chosen my favorite. While I was less consistently photographing week to week, there were still lots of photos to pick from. I chose this shot of mating Common Eastern Bumble Bees as it was both a good macro photograph and it also captured a novel bit of insect behaviour.

There were a few other notable photographs, like this shot of a Gray Jay (favorite bird shot of the year) and this “studio” shot of a Slender Crab Spider (favorite spider shot of the year). Below you can see a slideshow with all of the 2014 photos of the week.

<p><i>Anartia fatima</i>, Nymphalidae<br />
Hotel Bougainvillea, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
February 1, 2012</p>

Banded Peacock

Anartia fatima, Nymphalidae
Hotel Bougainvillea, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 1, 2012

<p><i>Tigrisoma mexicanum</i>, Ardeidae<br />
Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Limón, Costa Rica<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
February 3, 2012</p>

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

Tigrisoma mexicanum, Ardeidae
Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Limón, Costa Rica
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 3, 2012

<p><i>Gurania makoyana</i>, Cucurbitaceae<br />
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Alajuela, Costa Rica<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
February 6, 2012</p>

Bejuco picado

Gurania makoyana, Cucurbitaceae
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 6, 2012

<p><i>Calocitta formosa</i>, Corvidae<br />
Sendero Colada 1968, Alajuela, Costa Rica<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
February 7, 2012</p>

White-throated Magpie-Jay

Calocitta formosa, Corvidae
Sendero Colada 1968, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 7, 2012

<p>Bauman Nature Park, Portland, Oregon, United States<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
January 1, 2014</p>

Portland Sunset

Bauman Nature Park, Portland, Oregon, United States
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
January 1, 2014

<p><i>Parasteatoda tepidariorum</i>, Theridiidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
January 10, 2014</p>

Common House Spider - ♀

Parasteatoda tepidariorum, Theridiidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
January 10, 2014

<p><i>Anas platyrhynchus</i>, Anatidae<br />
George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
January 24, 2014</p>

Mallard - ♀

Anas platyrhynchus, Anatidae
George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
January 24, 2014

<p><i>Chimaphila umbellata</i>, Ericaceae<br />
Lost Lake Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
January 30, 2014</p>

Prince's Pine

Chimaphila umbellata, Ericaceae
Lost Lake Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
January 30, 2014

<p><i>Delia radicum</i>, Anthomyiidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
February 8, 2014</p>

Cabbage Root Fly - ♀

Delia radicum, Anthomyiidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
February 8, 2014

<p><i>Larus delawarensis</i>, Laridae<br />
White Rock Pier, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
February 15, 2014</p>

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis, Laridae
White Rock Pier, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 15, 2014

<p>Cameron, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
February 20, 2014</p>

PB & J Truffle

Cameron, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
February 20, 2014

<p><i>Pieris rapae rapae</i>, Pieridae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
February 16, 2014</p>

Cabbage White - ♀

Pieris rapae rapae, Pieridae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
February 16, 2014

<p><i>Psychoglypha</i> sp., Limnephilidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
February 16, 2014</p>

Snow Sedge

Psychoglypha sp., Limnephilidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
February 16, 2014

<p>Megalorchestia sp., Talitridae<br />
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
March 9, 2014</p>

Beach Hopper

Megalorchestia sp., Talitridae
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
March 9, 2014

<p><i>Arctosa perita</i>, Lycosidae<br />
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
March 9, 2014</p>

Wolf Spider - ♀

Arctosa perita, Lycosidae
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
March 9, 2014

<p><i>Bembidion tetracolum</i>, Carabidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
March 21, 2014</p>

Carabid Beetle

Bembidion tetracolum, Carabidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
March 21, 2014

<p><i>Setophagag coronata auduboni</i>, Parulidae<br />
Colony Farm Regional Park, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
April 7, 2014</p>

Audubon's Warbler - ♂

Setophagag coronata auduboni, Parulidae
Colony Farm Regional Park, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
April 7, 2014

<p><i>Taraxacum officinale</i>, Asteraceae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Olympus E-PM1<br />
April 30, 2014</p>

Common Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale, Asteraceae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Olympus E-PM1
April 30, 2014

<p><i>Tibellus</i> sp., Philodromidae<br />
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
May 8, 2014</p>

Slender Crab Spider - ♀

Tibellus sp., Philodromidae
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
May 8, 2014

<p><i>Taraxacum officinale</i>, Asteraceae<br />
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
May 11, 2014</p>

Common Dandelion Puffball

Taraxacum officinale, Asteraceae
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
May 11, 2014

<p><i>Carex macrocephala</i>, Cyperaceae<br />
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
May 17, 2014</p>

Large-Headed Sedge

Carex macrocephala, Cyperaceae
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
May 17, 2014

<p><i>Cepaea nemoralis</i>, Helicidae<br />
Maplewood Conservation Area, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
May 24, 2014</p>

Grove Snail

Cepaea nemoralis, Helicidae
Maplewood Conservation Area, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
May 24, 2014

<p><i>Andrena</i> sp., Andrenidae<br />
Burnaby Lake Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 1, 2014</p>

Mining Bee

Andrena sp., Andrenidae
Burnaby Lake Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 1, 2014

<p><i>Hemigrapsus oregonensis</i>, Varunidae<br />
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 8, 2014</p>

Green Shore Crab

Hemigrapsus oregonensis, Varunidae
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 8, 2014

<p><i>Ochlerotatus dorsalis</i>, Culicidae<br />
Ferry Point Landing, Alberta, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 21, 2014</p>

Mosquito - ♀

Ochlerotatus dorsalis, Culicidae
Ferry Point Landing, Alberta, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 21, 2014

<p><i>Hybomitra</i> sp., Tabanidae<br />
Ferry Point Landing, Alberta, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
June 21, 2014</p>

Horse Fly - ♂

Hybomitra sp., Tabanidae
Ferry Point Landing, Alberta, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 21, 2014

<p><i>Zonotrichia leucophrys</i>, Emberizidae<br />
Grant Narrows, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
July 1, 2014</p>

White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys, Emberizidae
Grant Narrows, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
July 1, 2014

<p><i>Larinus obtusus</i>, Curculionidae<br />
Enderby Mabel Lake Road, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 13, 2014</p>

Knapweed Seedhead Weevil

Larinus obtusus, Curculionidae
Enderby Mabel Lake Road, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 13, 2014

<p><i>Campylenchia rugosa</i>, Membracidae<br />
Enderby Mabel Lake Road, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
July 13, 2014</p>

Western Thornhopper

Campylenchia rugosa, Membracidae
Enderby Mabel Lake Road, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
July 13, 2014

<p><i>Nucifraga columbiana</i>, Corvidae<br />
Cascade Lookout, E. C. Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
July 26, 2014</p>

Clark's Nutcracker

Nucifraga columbiana, Corvidae
Cascade Lookout, E. C. Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
July 26, 2014

<p><i>Euphydryas editha beani</i>, Nymphalidae<br />
Paintbrush Trail, E. C. Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
July 26, 2014</p>

Edith’s Checkerspot

Euphydryas editha beani, Nymphalidae
Paintbrush Trail, E. C. Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
July 26, 2014

<p><i>Pandion haliaetus</i>, Pandionidae<br />
Road 22, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
July 26, 2014</p>

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus, Pandionidae
Road 22, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
July 26, 2014

<p><i>Verbascum thapsus</i>, Scrophulariaceae<br />
Kilpoola Lake, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
July 27, 2014</p>

Great Mullein

Verbascum thapsus, Scrophulariaceae
Kilpoola Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
July 27, 2014

<p><i>Micranthes tolmiei</i>, Saxifragaceae<br />
Artist Point, Mount Baker Highway, Washington, United States<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
August 4, 2014</p>

Tolmie's Saxifrage

Micranthes tolmiei, Saxifragaceae
Artist Point, Mount Baker Highway, Washington, United States
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
August 4, 2014

<p><i>Lycaena helloides</i>, Lycaenidae<br />
Brunswick Point, Delta, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
August 10, 2014</p>

Purplish Copper

Lycaena helloides, Lycaenidae
Brunswick Point, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
August 10, 2014

<p><i>Bombus impatiens</i>, Apidae<br />
Boundary Bay Dyke Trail, Delta, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8<br />
August 10, 2014</p>

Mating Common Eastern Bumble Bees

Bombus impatiens, Apidae
Boundary Bay Dyke Trail, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
August 10, 2014

<p><i>Perisoreus canadensis</i>, Corvidae<br />
Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
August 23, 2014</p>

Gray Jay

Perisoreus canadensis, Corvidae
Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
August 23, 2014

<p><i>Phoebastria immutabilis</i>, Diomedeidae<br />
Pelagic Zone, off Tofino, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 20, 2014</p>

Laysan Albatross

Phoebastria immutabilis, Diomedeidae
Pelagic Zone, off Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 20, 2014

<p>Green Point Campground, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 35 mm f/1.8<br />
September 20, 2014</p>

Long Beach Starscape

Green Point Campground, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 35 mm f/1.8
September 20, 2014

<p><i>Marmota caligata</i>, Sciuridae<br />
Whistler Mountain, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 14, 2014</p>

Hoary Marmot

Marmota caligata, Sciuridae
Whistler Mountain, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 14, 2014

<p><i>Aeshna umbrosa</i>, Aeshnidae<br />
Boundary Bay Dyke Trail, Delta, British Columbia, Canada<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
September 28, 2014</p>

Mating Shadow Darners

Aeshna umbrosa, Aeshnidae
Boundary Bay Dyke Trail, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
September 28, 2014

<p>Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica<br />
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6<br />
February 11, 2012</p>

Jacó Beach

Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Nikon D5100, 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
February 11, 2012

<p><i>Amazilia rutila</i>, Trochilidae<br />
Hotel Grand Bahia Principe, Quintana Roo, Mexico<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 11, 2014</p>

Cinnamon Hummingbird Feeding a Juvenile

Amazilia rutila, Trochilidae
Hotel Grand Bahia Principe, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 11, 2014

<p>Blue Venado Beach Club, Quintana Roo, Mexico<br />
Nikon D5100, 35 mm f/1.8<br />
November 11, 2014</p>

Disco Sunset

Blue Venado Beach Club, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 35 mm f/1.8
November 11, 2014

<p>Zona Arqueológica de Tulum, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 15, 2014</p>

El Castillo

Zona Arqueológica de Tulum, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 15, 2014

<p><i>Caligo telamonius memnon</i>, Nymphalidae<br />
Zona Arqueológica de Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2014</p>

Pale Owl Butterfly

Caligo telamonius memnon, Nymphalidae
Zona Arqueológica de Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2014

<p><i>Trogon melanocephalus</i>, Trogonidae<br />
Zona Arqueológica de Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 14, 2014</p>

Black-headed Trogon

Trogon melanocephalus, Trogonidae
Zona Arqueológica de Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 14, 2014

<p><i>Cathartes aura</i>, Cathartidae<br />
Muyil, Quintana Roo, Mexico<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 16, 2014</p>

Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura, Cathartidae
Muyil, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 16, 2014

<p><i>Ctenosaura similis</i>, Iguanidae<br />
Zona Arqueológica de Xel-Há, Quintana Roo, Mexico<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 16, 2014</p>

Black Spiny-tailed Iguana

Ctenosaura similis, Iguanidae
Zona Arqueológica de Xel-Há, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 16, 2014

<p>Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico<br />
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6<br />
November 17, 2014</p>

Kukulkan

Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 17, 2014






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