18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Land Urchin - Musk Thistle

Every day, tending my garden this summer, I carried my camera with me to document the flora and fauna of our microcosm. The musk thistle, with its spikes and globes, caught my eye, so I captured it just before the flower opened.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Emma Eckert