There are eight 17-year cicadas clearly visible in this picture. There are probably 8,000 more hiding in the background foliage. What a NOISE these things make!
Crawling up, crawling down. Crawling, crawling all around. Watch your head, watch your step. They're in the air and on the ground!
2004 Brood X. It's no wonder people think these harmless insects are dangerous. Demonic red eyes, fiery orange wings, and their sound, so loud you have to raise your voice over it at times.
Once they've done what they were born to do they fall to the ground and return to the soil whence they came.
I really like this shot with my white shoe as a color reference. It really shows off how bold their coloring can be.
I like the colors and symmetry of this shot even though it's so blurry.
Going their seperate ways, like R2-D2 and C-3PO in the Tatooine desert.