Here Are Some Cool Photos of a Cicada Breaking Out of Its Shell [Gallery]
The Brood X cicadas are starting to emerge after being underground for the last seventeen years. More and more folks in the tristate are starting to see them and, even more noticeably, starting to hear them.
Well, check out these photos! My friend Sonja Simpson Davis happened to be in the right place at the right time Thursday. Her son Wil is home for a visit and was out walking the family dog last night. It was about 10:30. He happened across a cicada right as it was trying to break free from its larva shell. He managed to snap a pic, albeit a blurry one, to show his mom. But Sonja had to see this for herself.
So, she went outside and took these incredible photos!
Photos of a Cicada Breaking Free from Its Shell
I've gotta say! Those photos are REALLY cool.
As a matter of fact, Sonja shared with me that's EXACTLY what her son was saying too as the watched and photographed. She says Wil kept saying, "That's so cool! And so disgusting!!"
And, you know? Wil may be right. It's definitely cool, but it's also a little freaky looking. I guarantee you that, as more and more cicadas emerge, we're going to be seeing some more incredible photos of them.