18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Deadly embrace

In the photo, the beewolf attacked the unfortunate bee. The insects met in mortal combat on a flower, and then fell to the ground. The beewolf tried to paralyze the bee with its sting, but in the end the bee fought back and flew away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ryazan, Russia
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Andrew Kalinin