18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Where's bee though?

I was blessed to capture this lovely photo of a bee busy at work in some Lavender in my aunts front yard in Albuquerque New Mexico. It is always incredible to me that the world right in front of my face is often so beautiful in the most mundane places. I've walked past these bushes a thousand times and never noticed the beauty of it. My camera gives me a new perspective, allowing me to see the wonder in things I would otherwise never notice. I named this particular bee Waldo after the beloved character in the beloved Where's Waldo children's books because you have to do a bit of searching to find our fine striped friend, just like the books.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Devon Baldwin