14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
"Jaws" the Carpenter Bee

This is a male carpenter bee in flight. I nicknamed him "Jaws" for the large yellow mouthparts you seen in the photo (females do not have these yellow mouthparts). He was flying around my home, fiercely defending his territory as they do that time of the year.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2016
Photo Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Steven Easterbrook