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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Male monarch butterfly ready for first flight.

I raised this monarch butterfly from a caterpillar. I took the photo as he was flapping his wings in preparation of his 1st flight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Tiffin, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: SAMSUNG-SM-G900A
Copyright: © Adria Kleinfelter