13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A butterfly in Yosemite National Forest.

Yosemite is one of my favorite places in the world. I took this photo the first time I went to Yosemite. I was walking along a river when I saw a clearing with around 15 butterflies flying around. They weren't afraid of me and I managed to pick one up.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2015
Photo Location: Mather, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Vlad Kochanzhi