14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A bee eating ripened grapes on the vine

A matured grapevine scales my wooden backyard fence. During this time of year (end of Summer) multitudes of critters enjoy the sweet juice of ripened grapes. This small honey bee was particularly enthralled with a grape whose skin has split from over-ripening, and didn't move from this position for several minutes; providing the perfect opportunity for multiple shots from multiple angles.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: DMC-FZ200
Copyright: © Sasha Johnson