12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monarch Caterpillar transforming to Pupa

This Monarch caterpillar is beginning its transformation to the pupal stage and approximately 10 days later will emerge as an adult butterfly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Palm Harbor, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Melissa James