19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Look of Danger

An Asian Giant Hornet looking through some leafs in a bush, not happy I've found him. Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) are intensely predatory, feed primarily on larger insects such as honey bees and can rapidly destroy their colonies.

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Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Empuriabrava, Spain
Copyright: © Tom Jacob