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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blister beetle setting flight

Under sweltering heat we were setting up for an expedition to the interior of Tanoe forest in Cote d'Ivoire. As we waited for provisions to arrive I set off to find some insects in the fields and came across this beautifully coloured beetle.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Côte d'Ivoire
Camera: SM-G973F
Copyright: © Benjamin Barca