13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Summer Bloom

A bee collects pollen from a cactus flower. Every year a small cactus I own sends out a single enormous flower for one day. Bees swarm it and I was in the right place at the right time to take this shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Portal, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3S
Copyright: © Raymond Mendez
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