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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Water Strider (Limnoporus notabilis)

They didn't seem worthy of attention, they're common so I ignored them for a long time until one day when I decided to give them a closer look. I was struck by the esthetics of the their reflection on water when I looked at them from a low angle. They move very fast and know when anything is approaching, so I had to stay still for long stretches of time to be able to get this shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ecaterina Leonte