18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Left Behind

A shell left behind by a cicada rests atop a plastic bag similarly left behind. Stumbling upon the scene, it reminded me of images of animals trapped in plastic. This valorous photograph portrays the cicada shell prevailing through waves of plastic.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Copyright: © Athanasius Koh