The Wandering Monarch


Jan 19 2013


Category: Butterflies


Focal Length:300mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D5100
This is a male Wanderer butterfly, known as the Monarch butterfly in North America. It is part of the Nymphalidae family, Danainae subfamily. It is interesting that the male Nymphalidae butterflies’ forelegs are reduced, so there are only four legs visible. They are also sometimes seen flying in warm sunlight with sweaty, overweight photographers running after them trying to get a good shot while mumbling to themselves. This one finally stopped a few minutes, unfortunately not in the sunlight but a nice picture none the less. 

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