Metamorphosis is an extraordinary phenomenon.

Over a period of thousands and thousands of years butterflies have evolved to grow beautiful coloured bodies. Usually for mating or for a protective camouflage. The wings have photonic crystals. Many butterflies are now becoming extinct in many areas. This above bright navy blue butterfly with a bright red circle and black dot with a fine white edge along the wings, can be seen in the mid summer time, June. Hovering over rivers and in the valleys of mountains in near by forests. It is very large and can fly very fast, just settling to rest for a few moments before flying again.


In the video below you can just see the beautiful butterfly fly across the camera for a brief moment (from right to left leaving the rock edge) over the powerful fast flowing river. Just to hear the water and see the white of the waves in the bright sunlight is so wonderful.