Saying farewell to summer (and everything else).
A shutterbug walking along Seventh Avenue got a chance to see something that only comes along once every 17 years -- a cicada spending the short time it has left on this earth wandering around Park Slope, checking out the sights.
Yes, a lot has changed since this insect’s mother laid its eggs in the neighborhood. When cicadas hatch, they burrow into the ground and gestate from anywhere from two to 17 years before transforming into a fly.
After finding this bug in the last stages of its life cycle, photographer Efrain Gonzalez captured the winged phenomenon and brought it to a tree at the corner of Carroll Street and Sixth Avenue where it could lay its eggs and begin the lengthy cycle anew.
“I hope to photograph his kids in 17 years,” he said.
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