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Northern Fulmar on Svalbard
Seagulls in Svalbard Ghosttown
Seagulls on Svalbard
A beautiful view of Pink flower surrounded by white flowers and green plants.
Damselfly
River Indus and River Kabul meeting point
Attock Fort pic is taken from Attock Bridge while travelling from Islamabad, Federal Capital of Pakistan, to Peshawar, the border city between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Sprint car
Devils Tower up-close, full tower.
Elk in Yellowstone
Humming Bird Moth prepares for dinner
Guardian Melipona bee protecting the colony
Lone Fisherman
A Glowing Dandelion
Happiness
Infinity Pier
Sunset Along the Beach
Research Pier at Dusk
Beach Sunrise
Lovely eyes
Beach Sunrise
Lady in nature
Cranberry River
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Guardian Melipona bee protecting the colony

Guardian Melipona bee monitors the entry and exit of the other members of the colony and ensures that bees entering are part of this hive. This is a stingless bee which produce a high quality honey. They have been used by the mayan culture for centuries in their rituals, due to it is believed they are messengers between this world and the underworld.

TAGS: Bee, Insect, Mexico

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Merida, Mexico
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2015
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 16, 2016, 11:52 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3300
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO100
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