13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Pollinator, Arlington National Cemetery

This image was captured on my first visit to Arlington National Cemetery. While walking between different burial plots, I noticed the bright hues of thriving flowerbeds. Upon closer examination, I noticed this bee; diligently pollinating a flower. I was struck by the contrast its vibrant, bustling life brought to the midst of this most hallowed of resting places.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5
Copyright: © Hannah Belsan