19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monarch butterfly rests on thistle

While walking trails at Carver Park, I happened to see this monarch resting on a thistle plant. The colors stood out, and he let me get close enough for my one photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Victoria, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7
Copyright: © DAVID Ches