Bee in the Santa Rita Prickly Pear Cactus Flower in Tucson Arizona

The Santa Rita cactus are blooming out back. Just started 4 days ago. This bee is all up in the flower before it even opened all the way.

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When they open all the way they look like this:

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The yellow is beautiful against the lavender and green pads of the cactus.

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