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Butterfly on Leaf, Borneo, Malaysia, 2001

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Under the cover of darkness, a butterfly with folded wings rests gracefully on a leaf in the Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah, Borneo. The 170-square-mile (438-square-kilometer) conservation area is the largest undisturbed lowland rain forest in Malaysia, home to one of the world's most complex ecosystems.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Night Shift in the Rain Forest," October 2001, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Timothy Laman

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