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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Underside perspective of a swallowtail butterfly

This eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly spent a lot of time on this butterfly bush enjoying the warm August sunshine. The beauty of its wings was breathtaking from every angle. The pretty pink flowers of the butterfly bush combined with the colors of this butterfly made for a stunning palette.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Goldens Bridge, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Copyright: © Lisa Basile Ellwood