This butterfly was part of the collection at the Phuket Butterfly Farm, an organisation that not only exhibits butterflies, but also is involved in a breeding programme for a number of species. The butterflies fly around in a large, netted enclosure which you can walk around as well – it’s not unusual for them to land on you. The number of species seems to vary with the season, so sometimes there is a greater variety to be seem than others, but it’s always worth a visit.


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Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    WOW!! Spectacular photography! and love the line of grass, leading your eye to the dangling butterfly! FAVE!

  • Thanks, Vicki, I’m so pleased you liked this one; it’s one of my favourites!

    – David Clarke

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraabout 2 years ago

    September 5/2012
    Enjoy the day David with the Surprise Featured Gallery!
    Wish you a Sunny Day with Butterfly Kisses,

  • gmws
    gmwsabout 2 years ago


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