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Remote view of Morpho sp., Rio Ñambi, Colombia A remote (30m) view of a giant Morpho butterfly warming up in the morning sun of Rio &Ntilde;ambi, Colombia. They are well know for their giant size (wing span ~20cm), even more for their flashing bright blue (which technically is a result of light reflection, not actual pigmentation). <br />
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As the underside of their wings are dark, their rapid wing flapping creates an almost siren-like strobe effect that is impossible to miss. Even pilots are able to see it from the air, reportedly. Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Rio Ñambi,South America Click/tap to enlarge

Remote view of Morpho sp., Rio Ñambi, Colombia

A remote (30m) view of a giant Morpho butterfly warming up in the morning sun of Rio Ñambi, Colombia. They are well know for their giant size (wing span ~20cm), even more for their flashing bright blue (which technically is a result of light reflection, not actual pigmentation).

As the underside of their wings are dark, their rapid wing flapping creates an almost siren-like strobe effect that is impossible to miss. Even pilots are able to see it from the air, reportedly.

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Uploaded May 11, 2019. Captured Oct 31, 2018 07:23.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO280
  • 550mm