21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Silk Tufts and Seeds

I saw a milkweed from afar. I didn’t recognize it in this stage. It looked like tufts of silk hair with sunlight highlights and seeds that looked like carved wooden spoons.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: New York, United States of America
Camera: Pixel 2
Copyright: © Rhonda Weiss