18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Translucent Wings

This is a photograph of a small butterfly on my driveway pavement. It was late summer of 2019, and I noticed this little butterfly moving slowly across the path. He/she appeared injured - its left wing was slightly cut. I quickly captured a photograph with the shining pavement and translucent glistening wings. Afterward, I assisted the little butterfly to the nearest bush for shade and comfort.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Caroline McFarland