14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bumblebee gathering pollen from a cosmos flower

I grow flowers in the yard for the wildlife that visit these plants for food. Bumblebees are always attracted to these cosmos flowers, and I photographed this one just starting to gather pollen.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: Harper Woods, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Copyright: © Michael Velardo