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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Single Hornet mother

Hornets iron railing beside the windows made a nest, and then it gave birth to the eggs in the nest. It guarded its home and wait for its eggs hatch. When I close wasp's nest when it is ready to shoot, the single mother turned fiercely staring at my lens through which I could feel the eyes of the Hornets motherly love.

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Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Wuhan City, China
Camera: NIKON D3S
Copyright: © Minghui Yuan