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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Waiting to Fly

My son found a cicada ready to emerge from its exoskeleton and I photographed it from emergence, until it's wings unfolded. Here it waits on my son's hand while its wings dry.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: River Falls, Wisconsin, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Rachel Paulus