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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Behind the Curtain

As I was hiking in Acadia National Park, I noticed this fly's shadow on a leaf amongst deer lichen. I knelt down to take the picture. Exactly at the same time, a mosquito landed next to the fly and bit it. The mosquito might have separated from the cloud of its comrades I brought with me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Maine, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Andrey Antov