13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Beauty in Brokenness

This beautiful Gulf Fritillary butterfly had holes in both wings, but was still flying around, enjoying the nectar of a Red Bottlebrush (Callistemon Citrinus) on Edisto Island, South Carolina. I feel like this butterfly represents the truth that things don't have to be perfect to be beautiful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Edisto Island, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: DMC-FZ70
Copyright: © Liz Stuart