14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mating wool carder bees

Caught a male wool carder bee (top) trying to secure a female mate (smaller bee below) in Hyde Park, London. Wool carder bees are native to Europe and invasive to the U.S.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 08.2016
Photo Location: London, United Kingdom
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Rachael Bonoan