17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
A Grateful Butterfly

The photo show a butterfly that I had just rescued. It was on my back porch and kept flying into the window, unable to find its’ way outside. I went over and captured it in my hands and took it outside. When I opened my hands, he didn’t fly away. At first I thought he was injured, but he finally flew off. I think it realized I had helped him and wouldn’t hurt him.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Fortville , Indiana, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 8
Copyright: © Jennifer Hancock