12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Emerging Butterfly

The butterfly is a classic symbol of metamorphosis. Surrounded by its peers still in slumber, this early bloomer has emerged and is proudly displaying its new wings. If only all of us could be so bold!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2013
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Pine Mountain, Georgia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3
Copyright: © Lauren Gentry