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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Summer at the Belmont Prairie

One of my absolute favorite things to do is take the one-block walk to the Belmont Prairie from my house and photograph nature. This is my safe spot, where I find peace after a hectic day and sometimes just spending 30 minutes there is all I need to find my center. Hours pass and I don't even notice. I'm not sure what type of plant this is, but it was taken in Mid-July and most of the plants in the prairie are native.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Downers Grove, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Lauren Lakeberg