21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

The forest of Nouabale Ndoki in Congo are home of many butterfly species. Minerals on the ground attract them by dozens. You can observe hundreds of brightly colored individual clumped on a spot where a mammal urinated. The image shows a close up of a Graphium's wing , a gracious species with beautiful blue tones.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Congo
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Guilhem Duvot