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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Emergence

A monarch caterpillar had emerged from its chrysalis to begin its journey as a beautiful butterfly. I have milkweek all around my property to make it easy for the monarch to lay her eggs and keep the species thriving.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: West Covina, California, United States of America
Camera: DSC-RX10M3
Copyright: © Diane Sherwood