19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pharaoh Cicadas of Brood X

17 years beneath the Earth’s surface, these periodical cicadas dwelled. They are 2 of the trillions of members of Brood X. Brood X emerged to the surface in the spring of 2021 across 15 U.S. states to sing, mate, and die.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: TG-4
Copyright: © Jessica LaVorgna