Wild Monarch Butterly in Ometepe, Nicaragua, Central America.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS55-250mm Lens.

548 views (30.06.2012)

Monarchs are especially noted for their lengthy annual migration. In North America they make massive southward migrations starting in August until the first frost. A northward migration takes place in the spring. The monarch is the only butterfly that migrates both north and south as the birds do on a regular basis. But no single individual makes the entire round trip. Female monarchs deposit eggs for the next generation during these migrations.


  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyalmost 3 years ago

    With macro shots of 3 dimensional subjects such as this, it’s hard to get everything in focus that you want. Still, this is a delightful image with its colours and composition. Be happy with it! :)george
    PS: you are following these butterflies in their migration, aren’t you?

  • thanks george, kind words and very well put. macro is kind of new to me and i find it quite difficult with my camera. but i want to give it some attention next year. and im happy haha. i actually came across hundreds of butterflies in a field, and i spent an eternity there, to the annoyance of my tour guide. bugger em, i wasnt gonna let that opportunity pass. cheers george !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 3 years ago

    lovely flutterby :)

  • haha thankyou kristina !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro, well done Dean!

  • thanks heaps kon !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Stunning macro Dean.

    Cheers Jude

  • thankyou jude !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...almost 3 years ago

    Wow…it is so enjoyable to view this!

  • aww thankyou randi !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • vadim19
    vadim19almost 3 years ago

    beautiful, Dean!

  • thanks vadim, i got lucky this day with a field full of amazing butterflies !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago


  • thankyou lorilee !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • normanorly
    normanorlyalmost 3 years ago

    Hi Dean
    Stunning macro Dean.

  • thanks heaps norman !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 3 years ago

    nicely done……..

  • thanks heaps larry !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Simply superb Dean..

  • thanks heaps julie !

    – Dean Cunningham

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