18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A flying bee and a flower

This photo captures a bee flying away from a flower which she sat on just a second before the photo was taken. It was almost a miracle to capture this beautiful moment. To me, the photo encompasses the power of nature. It portrays freedom in the most definite form. And perhaps also hope. To fly is to believe and dream. By taking this photo, I wanted to give people an idea of what they're missing in daily life and shift attention to the littlest details. There is so much beauty that we are not aware of. I think that it's a pity and we should become more attentive on what is below our feet.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: HodonĂ­n, Czechia
Copyright: © Sara Latif