Contrary to what one might expect, life of a black fly is not an easy one. Depending on conditions, adult insects live up to a mere few weeks. It’s not a long time to live a life to the fullest and to pass down one’s genetic material. The hero of our story, a male black fly, is about to fulfill its life’s mission. He is only 9 days old, but has already reached sexual maturity. Sadly, he will soon learn that one can be sometimes blinded by love.
Randy often hiked in Yellowstone National Park. For years he had been getting to know this area first with guides, then with larger groups of friends, to finally decide on a lonesome trek in the beautiful surroundings. He packed some food to go and set off early in the morning to explore the Park. After a few kilometers of hiking, he noticed a mama bear with her cubs in a distance. What did he do wrong when trying to save himself? Everything.