18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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Every fall, the south migrating monarch butterflies fly through the coastal eucalyptus groves along the Pacific coast near Santa Cruz. They are everywhere in the small forests. Typically, they gather in large groups high up in the trees & flitter back & forth.

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Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Vince Pellegrini