Big Bertha's Adventures

Party at the Prickly Pear Blossom!

I can’t take all the credit for this photo.  My friend Tore spotted this bloom and alerted me.  He knows I specialize in photos with creepy crawlers.  (Admittedly, I’m probably the only one that likes them.  But I’m documenting nature for science and the arts.

Big Bertha's Adventures

I did some research and confirmed the guests are a type of scarab beetle.  They enjoy dining on prickly pear blossoms.


Camera:  Canon 5D Mark II
Lens:  My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS)
Date:  May 2015


2 thoughts on “Party at the Prickly Pear Blossom!

  1. I’m fascinated that you are fascinated with “creepy critters” so I’m glad you found this bloom and not me!

    1. Full disclosure: I usually scream if I find creepy crawlers in my home! I’m fine with them as long as I feel I’m in control. 🙂

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