17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Here today gone tomorrow

The bumblebee is one of the most important pollinators, without them food would not grow. Some species are on the brink of extinction from climate change, toxic bee pesticides, and habitat loss. Bumblebees are still here today but future generations may only have photos as proof of their existence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Lexus Hayes