Beautiful photo. One time, about 20 years ago, I was visiting friends in Alabama. It was so hot and we were sitting outside. And there was one lone bush in the distance with the leaves shaking furiously. But, there was no breeze. Suddenly, all the leaves took flight. They were butterflies. A bush of butterflies. Never saw anything like that before. I just recently saw "two" butterflies in my parent's neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Until then, I hadn't seen butterflies for many years now. They were so prevalent some 30 years ago. Chemical spraying must have killed them off. But, now they're back. Thank goodness.
Unbelievably wonderful and surreal that there could be that many butterflies in one area! Perfectly beautiful and amazing shot of a butterfly wonderland!
Beautiful! When you look closely there is a butterfly at every possible angle but they look like leaves in a tornado.
A wonder of nature surely and you were fortunate enough to be there! Wow. Super timing and such a composition. Love this. Thanks for sharing and the light is wonderful and presentation so cool. Cheers and congrats.
Glad to tell you how wonderful experience is to be there, even i saw this phenomenon few times in the city of Tarija, occurs for one day only but not every year. Anyway you must to live this experience even if is just for one day ;)
Any tifosi around?
A really great picture. Looks so peaceful. Were there any sounds made by the butterflies? Do they even make noise?
What a joyous and hopeful image, thanks so much for taking the picture and sharing it with the world!
Beautiful images like this help us forget momentarily that this is the same planet where planes get shot down and innocent people die everyday for no rhyme or reason...
Thanks for running this picture! It takes me back to the moment I took it! Valle de TUcabaca, an incredible place in eastern Bolivia close to Santiago de Chiquitos!
I just want to ask:
what happens if you actually drive through the mist of butterflies?
I mean, they won't get seriously hurt, would they?
Just beautiful,breathtaking, and hard to imagine. A stunning picture that for me to wake up to, is to say, thank you, Steffen. You waited 11 years for this shot, and we have it in all its beauty at our fingertips, in minutes. j.e.s...........
I experienced this on a small scale in France (County Lot) on the Dodoigne River. Its uplifting and (poetic licence here) makes you feel that you are being gently "kissed" by nature.Wonderful
Feels like heaven. I saw butterflies migrating once at 8600 feet in Colorado. There was still snow on the ground and there were thousands of them everywhere. I believe they were monarchs because they were orange and black but I am not sure. This was after a long winter of being snow bound for 5 months. I don't believe I could have captured it on film the way you do but I have always wished to see it again.
@Rose Chuang You have to drive very slowly and nothing will happen to them :-)
@Jan Xu Kein PS - alles natuerlich :-)
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