20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pale Green Assassin Bug and its shadow

This Pale Green Assassin Bug nymph is found casting an eerie, sun shadow onto the backside of a Catalpa tree leaf. A Halloween horror film star in the making!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Copyright: © Brian Whiting