20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blood donation

During a fieldtrip i realized there was a mosquito starting to suck my blood from the left arm. Instead of giving in to my first reflex, i decided to donate a few drops and saw an opportunity for an interesting capture. The otherwise short and thin hairs from my arm let the mosquito appear gigantic.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Velbert, Germany
Camera: E-M1MarkIII
Copyright: © Christian Brockes