December 19, 2013

Aflutter Along the Iguazu

Photograph by Daniel Pinheiro

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Large gatherings of butterflies are common alongside the Iguazu River on the Brazil-Argentina border. When the river flow gets lower, the rocky riverbanks become exposed, retaining water in small ponds very rich in salts. This attracts butterflies of several species, mainly of the Pieridae family. Butterflies absorb and concentrate the salts in their bodies, pumping out the excess water.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest.)


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82 comments
Drkamal Mohanani
Drkamal Mohanani

SOME TIMES SMALL CREATURES ALSO GIVES EXCELLENT APPEARANCES-DRKAMAL MOHANANI

Anand Ravindran
Anand Ravindran

Hi Anna Saxen


Ya you can save the image & can use it, but only thing u have to check is for the size of the pic i hope..




Anand Ravindran
Anand Ravindran

No wonder in Nature's Beauty...everything is Nature's thing...

Anna Saxen
Anna Saxen

Hey guys,


i just love this picture. And i would like to use it for a wallpaper background pic on facebook.


Does anybody know if i am aloud to use it for that??? 

Shannon T
Shannon T

Fantastic. They look like leaves blowing in the wind. Well done.

choirun nisa
choirun nisa

maybe butterfly come the river to refresh. its amaze...

Dana Melvin
Dana Melvin

This makes the soul smile. Thanks for the tender reminder that small things make a difference. 

Rose AB
Rose AB

Little piece of heaven on the earth  <3 

Janice H.
Janice H.

Absolutely magical and splendid!       So amazing, would love to be there to experience this.

Daniel Pinheiro
Daniel Pinheiro

Many thanks to all of you! it was a privilege to be near these animals! A fantastic experience! :)

LeAnne Gamero
LeAnne Gamero

Oh I would have  loved to have been there! How FUN

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

My goodness! What a picture! As usual I enjoy so much each and every picture on its beauty of form, color, and more. To say nothing of those really awesome photographers getting the shots. Bravo.  j.e.s.  

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