Wallace's giant bee was spotted for the first time in 38 years back in January on the Indonesian islands of North Moluccas after five days of searching for it. The expedition found, photographed, and filmed a single female. Wallace, by the way, was the British naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace, who along with Darwin helped develop the theory of evolution, and described the bee back in 1858.
"It was absolutely breathtaking to see this 'flying bulldog' of an insect that we weren't sure existed anymore, to have real proof right there in front of us in the wild," said Clay Bolt, the photographer who took the photos. (We'd just like to highlight that he called it a flying bulldog.) "To actually see how beautiful and big the species is in life, to hear the sound of its giant wings thrumming as it flew past my head, was just incredible," he added.
It's possible he misspoke and meant it was horrifying and terrible and Earth was a mistake.