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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A bubble bee sitting on a flower while picking for food.

Looking into the daily life of a bee, searching for food to eat to survive. Bees even help flower survive too. Without them all plants would be dead. I was just walking around my Uncles front yard when I saw this bee not 2 feet away from me, sitting on the flower pick at the center finding food. I never get this close to insects, mostly because they fly away and I'm terrified of them, but I slowly and carefully trying not to disturb him, and took the shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © jessica harper