19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A monarch butterfly in a chrysalis

This monarch butterfly came out of its chrysalis a few hours after this photo was taken. The detail in the wings and the gold around the top is amazing!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Stratham, New Hampshire, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Kimberly Lema