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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mayflies

I was hiking along the James River near dusk, and came upon mayflies emerging from their water nymph stage. The density of the swarm was not enough to shut down roads or show up on radar, but lent more an evanescent character to the river landscape.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Brad Persing