17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Portrait of a Green Scarab Beetle

I've always been terrified with these green scarab beetles as a kid, primarily due to how feisty and strong they are. I can't say for sure if that fear still lingers after having shot it this intimately. But I sure respect these beetles more than ever.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Iba, Philippines
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Reynante Martinez