20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A tiny exoskeleton on Yarrow buds.

I was working in my garden and from a close distance I noticed a tiny white spec on a yarrow floret bud. Through the macro lens, I saw it was an exoskeleton an insect left behind. From my imaginary point of view, the exoskeleton reminds me of a flying super hero that needs a flowing cape.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Cumberland, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Marta Fiscus