16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A pollinating bee investigates a plant.
I was drawn to this bee as it had so much bright yellow pollen that it almost looks like it is part of the body of the bee!
I later discovered this is called a ‘Pollen Basket’ which specific species of bees have on their hind legs, and use it to carry the pollen more efficiently to the nest. I think they are really incredible insects.
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||June 18, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
||Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL