20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ephemeral butterfly

A large number of thistles grew voluntarily outside my house, bringing a myriad of butterflies with them. I love the ephemeral sense of this one.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: near Meadville, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Peggy Farmer