2021 FWF Photo Contest


The first day the water lily is open, the plant does not release pollen. Instead, a pool of fragrant liquid develops in the center of the flower, covering the stigma — the female reproductive flower part. Honey Bees are attracted to the liquid and crawl into the center of the flower in search of the sweet fluid. Pollen from other water lily flowers is washed off of the insect.

Camera Specifications

Canon 5DS R + 100-400 +1.4x


Honey Bee, Water Lily


Ormond Beach, Volusia, FL