16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Butterfly feeding on the butterfly bush

I saw the Monarch butterfly drinking from the flower as I walked inside from school. After greeting my mom, I checked out the window to see if it was still there. Then I grabbed the camera and headed out to catch the insect in action. I tried very hard to photogrpah it with its wings open, waiting for nearly forty minutes, but this was the best picture I got: the butterfly sucking the sweet nectar from the purple flower.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: New Holland, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5
Copyright: © Madison Casey