13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A fly rests on a flower

Often we forget that there can be just as much beauty in the things we find distasteful as in those traditionally considered beautiful. Even among all the carefully-nurtured flowers of the Botanical Garden, it is the universally-despised bug that captures our attention for its commonplace beauty.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2015
Photo Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX S9700
Copyright: © Alan Jaffe