Springfield photographer's butterfly shot featured on stamp
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A photograph taken in central Illinois of a monarch butterfly perched on a yellow goldenrod flower is featured on a new U.S. Postal Service stamp.
A State Journal-Register photographer, Justin L. Fowler, captured the image in rural Sangamon County. It's among five butterfly and honeybee pictures in a new line of Forever stamps called "Protect Pollinators." The stamps debuted this month in Virginia.
Fowler's picture was taken in September 2015 and was originally featured in a photo essay about monarch butterflies migrating from Canada and the northern U.S. to spend the winter in Mexico.
Fowler says "to know my photograph is on a stamp is truly a unique moment in my career."