I should have known better. A man is foolish to stay where he's just been stung by a yellow jacket.
A friend agrees to pose for backpacking photographs on a woodland trail. We shoot a few setups, then, suddenly, I am bowled over by searing pain.
It feels like someone has placed a glowing charcoal briquette on my neck. It is, instead, the sting of a yellow jacket.
I continue working. The sting hurts, but the pain will pass. I fail to notice, however, that I was stung by a species ...Read full story