A Hard Life

This adult male monarch (Danaus plexippus) seemed to be nearing the end of its life, its wings are scratched up, and it was very exhausted. Normally the males fly over the hedge looking for females and keep flying, but this one didn't seem to have the energy.

This adult male monarch (Danaus plexippus) seemed to be nearing the end of its life, its wings are scratched up, and it was very exhausted. Normally the males fly over the hedge looking for females and keep flying, but this one didn’t seem to have the energy. 60D + CZ 135mm.

Shannon Walters

An amateur photographer who also spends time making chainmaille and doing too many other things to mention.

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