Butterfly Party

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.

  • brown pelican PRO 4y

    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.
  • Hans-Christian PRO 4y

    A perfect shot.Thanks for looking around; and have a great day. hc
  • silviaON PRO 4y

    must be an amazing scene - well captured :)
  • Sim.B 4y

    What a wonderful moment in time you captured and got to experience :)
  • Janette Murdoch PRO 4y

    Pure magic. What a wonderful find and you have captured it very well.
  • stars&hearts 4y

    great shot!
  • teerayut madsalad 4y

    so beautiful
  • jacki-dee PRO 4y

    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.
  • lonniec61 PRO 4y

    what a treat!

    some things can only be experienced
  • Dan 4y

    would love to have a group of butterflies to take photos of. wonderful timing!
  • KittyKaht PRO 4y

    Wot an awesome find!
  • jeff 4y

    Just amazing It sounds like you will never forget this photo.
  • Jody Trappe PRO 4y

    You are sooooo lucky!! I've never seen so many at one time! Awesome!!! Love everything about this!
  • *christine** PRO 4y

    Amazing! I've never seen anything like this.
  • brewbooks PRO 4y

    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
  • Niranjan Dandekar 4y

  • amoonah al-gahmdi>>> 4y

    Very Very Very beautiful
  • latifa choukri 4y

    Great capture
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Taken on January 9, 2011
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