14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Newly hatched Monarch butterfly with chrysalis
This is a newly hatched Monarch butterfly approximately 60 minutes old. It is hanging upside down to facilitate the expansion of its wings. In the background is its empty chrysalis attached to an Iris leaf in our pond.
|Photo Location:||Modest Town, Virginia, United States of America|
|Copyright:||© Mary Jo Ward|