18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ruby-Tailed Wasp

This is a ruby-tailed wasp, photographed in the grounds of Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, UK. It was a chance encounter to spot this little wasp, which appeared to be asleep for the evening! I used a diffused flash which let me keep ISO low.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Worksop, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Peter Swan