Monarch Butterfly During Migration


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The annual migration of the monarch butterfly is a unique and amazing phenomenon. The monarch is the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do.

Most butterflies can overwinter as larvae or pupae, but monarchs cannot survive cold winters. Monarchs know when it is time to travel south for the winter and use a combination of air currents and thermals to travel long distances. Some fly as far as 3,000 miles to reach their winter home!

This monarch was part of the migration which moved through eastern Missouri in late September.
13/10/2016 - 00:49AggieDad
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/400
Aperturef/10
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length300mm
Views/Likes39/4

GIULIO57

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 07:10
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autumnlight

Link Posted 13/10/2016 - 17:37

Carol8345

Link Posted 14/10/2016 - 01:21
Brilliant colors, very nice!
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AggieDad

Link Posted 14/10/2016 - 03:17
Thanks for the nice comments. It's really the monarch who did all the work.
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pauljay

Link Posted 14/10/2016 - 11:00
Wish I could migrate for the winter! Nicely caught Don!
Paul.

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Teaka53

Link Posted 14/10/2016 - 12:30
AggieDad wrote:
Thanks for the nice comments. It's really the monarch who did all the work.

But you captured it in all its glory
Malc

Grodgeman

Link Posted 24/10/2016 - 11:37
A really beautiful photo.
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