This was originally published as The Princess and the Bee when we first photographed it. The Ghost Flower (Mohavea confertiflora) mimcs another flower, the Sand Blazing Star, to attract pollinators such as the Xeralictus bee, a native bee. Who needs to produce nectar when you can rely on floral mimicry?
The reason for re-publishing this image has everything to do with printing. The original print looks fine on screen, but was too yellow in print. The little bee was also lost… So Geoff made the decision to crop the image and zoom in on the bee.