19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cicada Mania 5

The periodical cicadas' emergence in Washington, DC had just begun in earnest. Though it may look like I am shooting from below, I am actually perpendicular to this little one. As the cicadas emerge from their exoskeleton, they seem to fall backward and stretch as far as they can.

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