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a swallowtail butterfly on a birch tree in Minnesota
April 7, 2016

Springing Back to Life

Over 93 days in 2014, National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg shot springtime images in his home state of Minnesota. This image of a swallowtail butterfly on a birch tree was captured on day 84 of his project.

See more pictures from the April 2016 magazine story "Watch Spring Turn Into Summer, One Picture at a Time."

Photograph by Jim Brandenburg
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