Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A sky full of monarchs

A sky full of the famous monarch butterflies in Michoacan, Mexico. It's hard to capture this special phenomenon -- millions of butterflies congregating, after a 2000 mile journey from Canada and northern US, in a few fir/oyamel forests in Central Mexico -- on camera. This picture I took last week is not very good, but every black speck in the sky, however faint, is a butterfly. This year's monarch numbers seem to be better than last year, although still well below the average across two decades.

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