21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cicada

This is a close-up photo of a cicada taken during the emergence of Brood X - the largest group of 17-year cicadas. These periodical cicadas swarmed a large section of the Eastern United States in the Spring of 2021.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.0021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: SM-N960U
Copyright: © Leslie Rothermal