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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blue Oakleaf butterfly feeding on overripe fruits

The South Indian Blue Oakleaf Kallima horsfieldii is a butterfly that has mastered the art of camouflage. With its wings closed, it perfectly resembles a dry leaf. Only when it flies or basks in the sun, does it reveal its brilliant blues! Here, it is ready to take-off after a drink of overripe pineapple juice!

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Mumbai, India
Copyright: © Rizwan Mithawala