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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A butterfly alighting on a blossom

On one of my last days before returning to college, my mom and I went to the zoo to see the new butterflies exhibit. I had received a new camera for my birthday, so my mom and I thought it would be fun to spend the day enjoying the butterflies and taking photographs together. As kids laughed about butterflies landing on their heads and arms, I captured this image of a butterfly resting on a flower.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: E-PL2
Copyright: © Marta Williams