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Hunting an eland
Prairie Burn
Eagle at Animal Kingdom
woman in Golden fort
A street light in front of the La Pedrera in Barcelona, Spain.
Kearsey as a Vampire (Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina)
The night of Yangon
Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada from an airplane
The King
Sunrise over Portland
GIANT KILLER
Let It Bee
Sunset on the sea.
Color Wheel
Toxic foam from one of Varanasi city’s main sewage drain.
Jean at home in Puerto Williams.
Caterpillar, marigold, fennel plant
Backyard, Sunset, Everyday Life
Day end of Varanasi
Welcome to the Jungle
Afro Urbano
Jet skier at sunset
Fireworks in a Small Town
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Let It Bee

Together with many Americans, I have been following the plight of our declining population of bees---one of our most critical pollinators. On a perfect summer day, I followed the flight of one persistent bee on its pollination journey through a field of sunflowers, going from one sunflower head to the next, gathering pollen and nectar. It landed just in time for me to grab this shot, and to observe its magnificence and importance to our food supply. Let it bee.

TAGS: Bee, Maryland, Summer

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Columbia, Maryland, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Deborah King.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 54
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Woodbine, Maryland, United States of America