Monarch of the Milkweed

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    It was fascinating to watch the mechanistic efficiency of this Monarch larva devouring a milkweed leaf.

    **I rotated this image 90° clockwise from its natural orientation for purely aesthetic reasons.

    Lara Mercer Photography, Taz Nelson, and 34 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Abhishek unplugged! 93 months ago | reply

      nice and crisp! well done! this shot is OUTSTANDING!

    2. fouramjava 93 months ago | reply

      OMG - that is a superb shot, Tom! You still have caterpillars?? Must be the second hatch. I do hope you bring him in and get to experience the life cycle. It's an amazing show.

      Have a great day! Raining here......

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    3. 100 Flash 93 months ago | reply

      Fl♥ckr Extraordinary Capture Super Star Award

    4. G.E. Long 93 months ago | reply

      wow awesome shot Tom! Love the detail in the leaf

    5. dinali77 93 months ago | reply

      Your photo is a winner
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    6. jvverde 93 months ago | reply

      So stunning and so colorful. A beauty!!!

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    7. Deb Snelson 93 months ago | reply

      Great shot of this guy feeding on the leaves!

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    8. Carol ღ 93 months ago | reply

      Totalmente incrivel :O

    9. eyecandy3 93 months ago | reply

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    10. Mono Andes 93 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot!!
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    11. sunhorseflower 93 months ago | reply

      I love the colors and simpleness.

    12. MorningThief581 93 months ago | reply

      wow... so clear. this is a fantastic photo!

    13. BUN world 93 months ago | reply

      What a excellent macro capture!!

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    14. annkelliott 93 months ago | reply

      Still taken from a great angle! I like the colours - have never seen one of these caterpillars but they are rather fine!

    15. Image Awards [deleted] 92 months ago | reply

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    16. rianklong 86 months ago | reply

      Awesome texture and patterns; well done!

    17. lfmolinav 82 months ago | reply

      Wonderful picture. I would like to use it on my web page. How can I get it?

    18. =Shorty= 75 months ago | reply

      WOW! this is an amazing photo, what a beautiful caterpillar.

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