The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is an organization that monitors the health and habitat of bees in the U.S. as well as creating archival reference catalogs that aid researchers in the identification of bee species in North America. To identify the species, extremely high resolution photography is needed, which gives us the opportunity to enjoy the incredible detail of these insect. These super clear and well executed photos are more than just documentary, they are kind of art actually. You can clearly see the beauty of insects’ arrangement and their natural color shades. If you like them, you can find more of these bee portraits on Flickr.