12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
I left early to photograph wild flowers that had popped up in the desert after a much needed rain. I was disappointed to find that the Desert Dandelions were still closed from the night. Something was odd... Cute, furry, nectar drinking flies that mimic the wild bees in the area were sleeping inside the closed flowers. I'd never seen this. Most had one little sleeping fly. This one three crowed into it. It is not often that you have a "warm fuzzy" moment in the desert. Is symbiosis happening?
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||Nov. 28, 2014, 1:17 p.m.