16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monarch Butterfly rescuing a fallen comrade.

During the migration of the Monarch butterflies from the north down to Mexico, I found this injured Monarch on the sidewalk near my home in Houston TX. Suddenly, another Monarch swooped down, wrapped his arms around his injured comrade, and carried him off to safety. I was able to capture them before they took off.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Houston, Texas, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s Plus
Copyright: © Kathleen Falcona