Jeanette Wong, Palo Alto High School

Originally, I wanted to capture the youth of the teenage basketball players in the background. However, through my camera’s display screen, I noticed the diminutive caterpillar and decided to focus on that instead. People today are so absorbed in everything that they do and are often oblivious to their surroundings. If people could just let go of their tight grip on life, they can notice all the small, beautiful things in life.