17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Protector of Life

Pollinators are the key to life on this planet, and they are disappearing. So many species of bees and other pollinators face extinction due to pollution, use of pesticides, loss of habitat, lack of food, and the Climate Crisis. Our planet is so out of balance, that it is quickly becoming unable to sustain life. Even when some beings, like this carpenter bee are working hard to protect life, it is just not enough. We humans need to wake up and help restore the balance, for their sake and ours.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Tamara Maria Blazquez Haik