14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A butterfly at Sequoyah State Park in Oklahoma

The photo represents patience giving way to something beautiful. It took a long stretch of silence and stillness for me to be able to capture this image. The butterflies did not trust my intention at first, but I persevered to get the shot I was after, of this beautiful creature.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Brandy Schlomann