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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies embark on a marvelous migratory phenomenon. They travel between 2,000 – 5,000 kilometres; their two-month journey is the second longest mi...
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Monarch butterflies embark on a marvelous migratory phenomenon. They travel between 2,000 – 5,000 kilometres; their two-month journey is the second longest migration of all known insects. The butterflies travel from Canada south to the United States and hibernate in the forest mountains of Mexico. The butterflies hibernate in Mexico in a moderate climate before they head back North. Adult monarch butterflies possess two pairs of brilliant orange-red wings, featuring black veins and white spots along the edges. Males, who possess distinguishing black dots along the veins of their wings, are slightly bigger than females. Each adult butterfly lives for a maximum of four to six weeks.
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JVendetti
 
JVendetti October 13, 2016
I love this shot! Beautiful!!! I am growing a Monarch garden in my backyard. After I hatch a couple I was hooked. ! :) They have a wonderful documentary on them on Netflix right now. :)
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cmlppphotos October 13, 2016
Beautiful Monarch!!!! Nice capture!
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman October 19, 2016
Absolutely magnificent!
martyconey
 
martyconey October 20, 2016
Brilliant colours and details
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman October 21, 2016
I haven't seen a single monarch this year......sickens me
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold October 22, 2016
beautiful monarch and great detail!!
Burkholder
 
Burkholder October 24, 2016
Fantastic capture of the Monarch Butterfly! Great colors, lighting, & detail! Wonderful shot!
Zilyram
 
Zilyram October 26, 2016
Wow love this one stunning color, sharp focus and great contrast against background. :) Mary
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A_B_digital November 01, 2016
Wonderful macro shot, Doug, full of colour and texture. Even with the naked eye, we don't get to see this much detail. Brilliant capture!
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 November 13, 2016
Utterly outstanding. LOVE the edit, the colors... just everything.
mihrt
 
mihrt February 02, 2017
fabulous capture..........the history of the migration of the Monarch is amazing. I've been following it for years and never ceases to amaze me. Thank goodness they stopped a lot of the stripping of forests where the Monarchs hibernate. That is what really helped to take out much of the population. I have read that the ones that do the trip to Mexico are much stronger in nature, I will have to look it up on the internet again. Nice work Doug!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 February 25, 2017
Absolutely beautiful photo
Dreamcatcer
 
Dreamcatcer July 31, 2017
Amazing great work

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