'Morning Glory Bee'

Morning Glory Bee

[Public Domain] 22 Jan 2007 Dylan O'Donnell
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The short lived Morning Glory flowers but for a day, opening in the morning for bees to collect pollen and cross pollenate between them. Crawling into the narrow space to collect it, this bee cannot help but be covered, so easily spreading the pollen onwards to the other flowers. In this flower, the sun shone from behind the thin petals creating a natural ”light box” with which to capture to the bee.

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