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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Busy Bee

It is mid August and the summer in the Alpine life zone of the Colorado Mountains is coming to an end. This Forest Bumblebee is busy harvesting nectar from a Queens Crown so her queen can survive the winter.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Winter Park, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Martin Meyer