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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A California Tortoiseshell on our back deck.

I was pleased to meet up with this migrating California Tortoiseshell on a rare sunny day in Oregon as the long winter was coming to a close. I followed it all around the front of our house until it alighted on the gutters of our back deck roof.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Estacada, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
Copyright: © Mari Saint-Pierre