18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Butterfly Bush and Spicebush Swallowtail

There is a very broad and dense butterfly bush down the street from where I live. Every year nectaring butterflies populate the bush. Butterflies are unpredictable, fast and flit from one flower to another. This Spicebush Swallowtail moved in different directions on this branch of the bush providing an uncommon opportunity to photograph it several times.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Columbia, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Michael Osborne