As powerful as humans feel, we often forget that we are merely spectacles compared to how vast our planet is. And Mother Nature always has a way of rendering us all speechless. Her beauty can only be captured by talented photographers with a keen eye. Joe Neely quickly gained popularity because of how beautifully raw his work is. Keep scrolling to see his amazing shots of a group of bees snuggling into a flower for a nap as well as some of his other photographs...

Mother nature really is beautiful.

There’s no justice any camera lens can do to a landscape or a wild animal.

But one photographer may have just managed to do it.

Joe Neely is an international wildlife photographer with an eye for beauty and his pictures really show off his talent.

From never-ending skies...

This is “the Milkyway over the cities of Maui, Hawaii as seen from the top of Haleakala volcano at near 10,000 feet elevation.”

If you thought that one was amazing, then check this one out:

This is “Orion’s Belt, the Milkyway, and Betelgeuse as seen from the top of a Haleakala Volcano at 10,000 feet elevation. The sky is so clear up here that I shot this at 3200 iso. The star Betelgeuse, to the left of Orion’s belt, has been diming and it has been in headlines of some news sources in the past few weeks. Scientists claim that it may be about to go supernova and we might see it happen.”

To beautiful landscapes...

Check out this stunning shot.

And it only gets better with this one...

“Red sand beach, not as popular as black sand beach so there was almost no one here. Incredible waters and colors.”

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?

“Some say that the biggest cliche in photography is a sunrise. I see it as a chance to receive the day renewed, reborn, in all its glory, and in all its wonder.”

He also photographs wild animals in their natural habitats...

Wow. Just wow.

He tends to focus on the little details...

He wrote this: “When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not just see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

He always seems to find himself in the right place, at the right time.

He claims that these “thugs” ran him off the road. What a great photograph.

It takes a special kind of talent to do what he does...

He really knows how to capture nature in the best way.

One of his specialties is capturing even the smallest of animals...

It’s almost as you’re watching them in front of you…

However, his most reoccurring obsession seems to be bees.

The little creatures are crucial to maintaining wildlife. They are perfectly adapted to pollinate, helping plants grow, breed and produce food – they do so by transferring pollen between flowering plants and, as a result, keep the cycle of life turning.

So it's no wonder they have become somewhat of a muse for Neely.

Here are some of my favorite bee pictures by him, including one special image that you’ll never believe is real. Read on to see it.

The attention to detail is literally amazing.

This is a honeybee. Neely recalled this in his caption: “A single honeybee brain has a million neurons compared with 100 billion in a human. But, researchers report, bees can recognize faces. That’s right, Bees have their own “facial recognition software,” and can recognize human faces. How cool is that?”

But one photograph has stolen the top spot as his best photograph yet...

And it involves sleeping bees.

Talk about right place, right time!

Once he uploaded the photograph to his socials, it immediately flooded with comments.

Check out the first photo:

Here the bees start settling down…

And this is the zoomed-in version of them snuggling up with each other.

Isn’t it just breathtaking?

If you're in the mood to see more amazing wildlife photos, then keep scrolling.

Have a look at these rare photos of polar bears playing in a field of flowers…

Matthew McConaughey has been well and truly been stepping up during this pandemic crisis.

While millions of us remain in quarantine as a result of the ongoing medical pandemic, the actor has decided to help out those who are less fortunate than himself.

But firstly, let's rewind a few years.

Matthew is best known for being one of Hollywood’s most loved actors and he has graced our screens since the 1990s.

He has made quite a name for himself...

He has starred and co-starred in movies such as How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days (2003), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), Magic Mike (2012), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) which have all demonstrated how he is such a versatile actor.

But alongside his talents on-screen...

Matthew is also known for being a generous and compassionate person.

And his most recent acts have certainly shown that...

We are all more than aware of the global pandemic that we are currently living through.

The virus has now infected more than a million people...

And the death rate is rapidly rising day by day. People are now living in fear and despair, and it’s safe to say that things are getting out of control.

Our elderly residents are by far at the highest risk from the deadly virus.

The virus is considered most dangerous to the elderly and those who suffer from existing health issues – which is a lot of the world’s population.

These people are more likely to suffer from serious, and potentially deadly, health issues as a consequence of the virus.

So it is of the utmost importance that they remain quarantined and away from other people.

Our nursing homes have taken a huge hit during the pandemic...

With many members of staff being unable to come into work, they have been needing all the help they can get.

People have been helping out as best as they can...

And thousands of volunteers have been pitching together to somehow assist their elderly neighbors in any way possible.

And, while most have been helping out in more practical manners...

Others have been focusing more on bringing a simple bit of happiness to the lives of the residents.

Now we introduce Matthew McConaughey's first act of kindness...

The actor wanted to give a little back to the quarantined residents at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living facility in his home-town of Texas. 

While other celebrities of his status have been filming themselves singing and complaining about being isolated in their mansions...

McConaughey decided to use his voice to spread joy in a slightly different, yet more effective way to the others.

He devised together a plan to lift the spirits of those residing at The Enclave...

And what’s more uplifting than a good, old fashioned game of bingo?

The actor, seen here towards the bottom right corner, decided to host a virtual version of the game...

Where residents who were self-isolating in their rooms could all join in via a giant Zoom video call.

Joined by his mom, wife, and 2 children, McConaughey hosted the virtual game...

Where he enthusiastically called out numbers and declared any potential winners.

"We've got an I-24, an I-24..."

As he clarifies the lucky drawn number, 2 residents suddenly shout out “Bingo!”, in which the actor and his family yell in celebration.

It was the most heartwarming moment.

And the look of joy on the residents’ faces was simply undeniable.

And, once their game had finished, the residents had their own words of thanks for the actor...

They wanted to pay tribute to an important message the actor had given to the world last month.

In March, the actor took to Twitter to offer some very wise words regarding the ongoing pandemic.

He reminded everyone that all red lights eventually turn green, saying: “I just want to say, in these crazy times… Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Let’s not go to the lowest common denominator and get paranoid. Let’s do our due diligence and take the precautions that we need to, to take care of ourselves and those around us.”

So, as a thank you, the residents decided to hold up their own "green lights."

One of the facility’s workers said: “I wanted to say, from all of us, we want to continue to turn a red light into a green light,” as all the players held up their own green pieces of paper with inspirational messages written on the front. 

As they held up their signs, the actor exclaimed loudly...

And sat back in his chair, slowly clapping with a huge smile on his face.

Matthew's kindness has gone such a long way...

And the actor didn’t stop there.

Matthew and his wife, Camila, made a special delivery recently.

The couple has been working closely with Bethenny Frankel‘s disaster relief initiative BStrong to ensure first responders across the United States are getting masks and supplies they need to stay safe throughout this crisis.

They have donated 80,000 face masks to organizations in between Austin and New Orleans.

“Matt and I were able to get approximately 80,000 masks, and it’s a combination of surgical masks and KN95 masks that will be distributed between Austin and New Orleans, where they were getting hit pretty hard as well,” Camila told PEOPLE.

They want to make sure that everyone on the front line is covered...

“It was important for us to make sure that here in Austin, not just the hospitals got them, but also the police department and the fire department as well. In this moment, we’ve got to find ways to help both sides because they’re all on the front line right now and we can’t afford to lose any of them,” she went on to say.

The couple aren't interested in making the most money...

“This is not about raising the hand and saying, ‘Hey, I’ve put this much money in it.’ This is about raising the hand and making people aware that this exists,” Camila explained. “It took me over two weeks to find this cause, so it’s about raising the hand and saying, ‘This exists and guess what? Still time to help.’ And if you can’t help with this, find your own avenue where you can help and feel useful during this time.”

Matthew and Camila went out on Thursday to personally make sure the donated supplies made it to their final destination in Austin, where they live.

Camila posted the video to Instagram, saying: “Our mission is to protect those who protect us, by providing healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, and others with approximately 80,000 masks needed to battle the virus. Matthew and I, our friends Bill and Tracey Marshall have teamed up with the organization #BStrong. We are passionate about helping first responders from our hometown Austin – Texas, Louisiana and nationwide as we combat this national pandemic. #thisisacrisis.”

It's refreshing to see a couple who truly care about this cause and making a difference to others...

Rather than boasting about the amount of money they have risen and low-key showing off their wealth – which is what a lot of celebrities have been doing in the last few weeks.

For more on the McConaugheys...

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