17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Depths of the Blue Morpho

This is a Blue Morpho butterfly from the Monteverde rainforest in Costa Rica. They are some of the largest butterflies, with wings spanning from five to eight inches. When their wings are opened, they are a bright, iridescent, blue color.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Monteverde, Costa Rica
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Sofia Lopez