14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Buckeye Butterfly

Buckeye Butterflies are very common in Georgia. There eyespots, or the purple circles on their wings, are stunning. The eyespots are meant to confuse predators, such as birds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Georgia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Claire Willis