17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

I take photographs for the international Web site called "iNaturalist," documenting the Sixth Extinction as it happens. Urban settings reclaimed by nature are full of remarkable flora and fauna, like this Pigweed beetle, who, along with its kin, had perforated most of the leaves on this pigweed plant.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Max Cavitch