13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

I found this yellow jacket in November. I thought he was dead and then realized he was semi-dormant. I grabbed my camera and he started moving down the stem and was delighted when he stayed in the "v" of the stem to pose for me! It was an amazing experience to capture this shot!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Vernon, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © leesa beckmann