17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bee, feeding in a lily

In our flower garden are a number of deeply colored lilies that are highly attactive to small bees, these being approximately 3/8 inches long. In the process of gathering nectar, these bees become covered in pollen and their irridescent surface reflected the color of the lily.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Michael Ross