19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Between sparks of water

A Prionyx kirbii sleeps clinging to the stem of a twisted, dry reed as fine "sparks" of water from a nearby irrigation sprinkler sparkle around it. This type of wasp uses its powerful jaws to cling to plants and stems for the night.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Creixell (Tarragona. Spain), Spain
Camera: NIKON D300S
Copyright: © Pepe Badia Marrero