19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cicada Mania 3

The periodical cicadas' emergence in Washington, DC had just begun in earnest. This particular specimen had emerged onto a Hosta in my backyard. It seemed to be looking to its exoskeleton to ask, "Did I really just come from that?"

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Joshua Collins