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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monarch Butterfly with Delphiniums

We didn't see as many butterflies this summer as in past years,therefore, I was delighted to capture this lovely brief encounter of the Monarch pollinating our purple Delphiniums, which made a colorful combination in our back yard. I was just lucky to be there before the butterfly flew away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Ellsworth, Wi, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P1000
Copyright: © Andrea Petersen