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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Struggling through life change

There were an exceptionally large number of cicadas molting in our area this summer. I was intrigued by the process and decided to try to capture some of it "on film". In this image the emerging adult seems to be constrained by the larval skeleton and the outcome is in doubt. Definitely reflective of my life at times...

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Wendy Ryan