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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pollen Covered Bee

While hiking in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada I came across a vibrant purple cactus flower. While admiring it I noticed several bees in and around this one flower, so I decided to photograph them. The bees actually started to fight with each other, as they did not want to share, and this bee was the victor.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Rachel McGrew