19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Armored Locust

And I thought the butterflies were beautiful! I found this pair of locust at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, AL, in the Purdy Butterfly House. I was intensely focused on the many varieties of butterflies when these two locust caught my eye. I'd never seen a locust up close. I was amazed by the patterns and almost armor-like legs and head gear.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: Pixel 3
Copyright: © Suezy Proctor