18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Essential Worker

While visiting a zoo in China, I came across some beautiful cherry blossoms and watched as several honeybees collected pollen. With so many endangered animals in enclosures attracting our attention, it can be easy to forget that some of the most threatened creatures on our planet are the pollinators working around us.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Shijiazhuang, China
Copyright: © Marielle Lenehan