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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Butterflies baking in the sun

Butterflies much like humans, are beautiful creatures but they live such short, yet fulfilling lives; it's not about how much time we spend here on earth but how alive we are while here. I think about how much they get to see and experience flying all throughout the planet and long to do the same.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Mauriae Williams