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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Close Encounters

I like to discover tiny worlds that occupy Nature. I was drawn to this cactus as it was being lit up by the morning sun. When I walked closer to it, I found this beautiful bug looking as if he was on a climbing expedition. There was also an egg nestled beneath an undisturbed web. So much beauty if we slow down enough to look around.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2015
Photo Location: Glendale, Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © Cheryl Howell