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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monarch Chrysalis on a Fence

Transformation: This is a monarch chrysalis affixed to a wooden fence. I am amazed by the natural beauty of the delicate hanging cocoon. The metallic gold colored spots resemble jewels and the opaque side of the turquoise cocoon features the caterpillar's beginning of a wing appearing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Alison Hiester