19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cicada Mania 4

The periodical cicadas' emergence in Washington, DC had just begun in earnest. This specimen successfully emerged from its exoskeleton after a 17 year wait. It probably felt pretty good to stretch out.

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