Butterfly Party

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    When we were on holidays we stopped to have lunch by a creek in the Snowy Mountains and much to my surprise I stumbled across a butterfly party. There was about 20 or so Lime or Chequered Swallowtail butterflys spread out on the damp sand sucking out the moisture. No photo could capture what I saw and felt that day it was truly amazing. This is only a small part of the gathering.

    Valdecyr, copperhorse, silviaON, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. brown pelican 51 months ago | reply

      These are so beautiful, Louise, and what a gift to you, getting to be present during their party. So fascinating--they drink water from the sand.

    2. schreibtnix off for Sicily 51 months ago | reply

      A perfect shot.Thanks for looking around; and have a great day. hc

    3. silviaON 51 months ago | reply

      must be an amazing scene - well captured :)

    4. Sim.B 51 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful moment in time you captured and got to experience :)

    5. Janette & Jack,on and off 51 months ago | reply

      Pure magic. What a wonderful find and you have captured it very well.

    6. tea4yut 51 months ago | reply

      so beautiful

    7. jacki-dee 51 months ago | reply

      Photos don't often capture the whole feeling, it's true. This is a well-done photo though, to give us an idea of the place.

    8. lonniec61 51 months ago | reply

      what a treat!

      some things can only be experienced

    9. dan [durango99] 51 months ago | reply

      would love to have a group of butterflies to take photos of. wonderful timing!

    10. KittyKaht 51 months ago | reply

      Wot an awesome find!

    11. mynutsisonthetable 51 months ago | reply

      Just amazing It sounds like you will never forget this photo.

    12. dog ma 51 months ago | reply

      You are sooooo lucky!! I've never seen so many at one time! Awesome!!! Love everything about this!

    13. *christine** 51 months ago | reply

      Amazing! I've never seen anything like this.

    14. brewbooks 51 months ago | reply

      Nice image. This must be a common behaviour of these butterflies

      Group of Western Tiger Swallowtail

      This is along a bank on the Skagit River, in the Pacific Northwest of North America

    15. amoonah al-gahmdi>>> [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      Very Very Very beautiful

    16. latifa chou 50 months ago | reply

      Great capture

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