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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Painted Lady and the M&M

This fall a mass migration of Painted Lady butterflies passed through the Colorado Front Range. This photo was captured outside of the school where I teach. While hundreds of Painted Ladies were feasting on nearby blooming Rabbit Bushes, This Painted Lady was taking advantage of an discarded M&M on the sidewalk.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: SM-G930V
Copyright: © Ruth Delzell