20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The birds and the bees

Photographing bird of paradise in Maui, Hawaii, when on closer examination a bee had situated itself between each plant. This gives the impression that the bee is escaping between its ‘prey’; the ‘birds’ of paradise. I love the color contrasts and the perfectly outlined insect flying straight toward the camera lens.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Kula, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 11