15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Making of a monster?

This view of an emerging adult cicada is intimidating. The broken connections with the soon-to-be discarded exoskeleton and the ferocious appearing feeding apparatus give this insect a monstrous appearance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Wendy Ryan