19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monarch Caterpillar Eating a Milkweed Leaf

On a bright, sunny day, I found this tiny monarch caterpillar munching on a milkweed plant while I was taking photos in the yard. It had cut a hole in the leaf, and I tried to capture the variety of green hues that camouflaged it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Richmond, Indiana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © TJ Rivard