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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Atalanta butterfly on a pear

Atalanta butterflies usually close their wings when stationary. The pattern of the ventral side of the wings makes the butterfly undetectable on the bark of a tree, but it is very spectacular at a closer look. The spectacle is increased by the colors if the pear and the leafs in the background.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
Camera: SM-A520F
Copyright: © Czigány Zsolt