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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A monarch butterfly in rural North Dakota.

I usually see a few Monarch butterflies on our land but this year it took quite awhile. I was thrilled when I saw this one calmly sitting on the branch of a tree I happened by.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Lincoln, North Dakota, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3500
Copyright: © Tricia Bentz