14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A honey bee, fall blooms, and pollinia.

Here we see a honey bee taking advantage of a fall bloom. That little white dot on the tip on the honey bee's abdomen is pollinia. In other words, it's extra sticky pollen. It's all about pollination!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Rachael Bonoan