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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Meadow brown butterfly enjoying the sun

A Meadow brown butterfly is seen sunning itself on a cold but sunny day. Taken on a small island off the coast of Cornwall it is amazing that any small winged insects could exist in such a windy location, but the surrounding hedges and meadows seem to give adequate protection to the worst of the weather.

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Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Isles of silly, United Kingdom
Copyright: © Rhodri phillipps