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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Monarch on a Flower at Lewis & Clark State Park, Onawa, IA

This is a photo of a Monarch butterfly feeding on a yellow wildflower along the shore of Blue Lake at Lewis & Clark State Park near Onawa, IA. I woke up early to take some nature photos but missed the sunrise. I soon realized there were butterflies all over feeding on the wildflowers at the edge of the lake so it made my day that they allowed me to get close enough for a photo shoot!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Onawa, Iowa, United States of America
Camera: NX300
Copyright: © Amy Pugsley