Dear Beautiful Boy has set this lovely challenge and the theme this week is eyes. I’m going to go a little out of the box again as I’m sure that these butterfly markings are called ‘eyes’ and are used to help camouflage these beauties by confusing hungry prey.
I took this photo in the Butterfly exhibit at ZSL London Zoo. I’ve always struggled to take good pictures of the butterflies there – the temperature difference to outside inevitably makes the lens steam up (and my glasses) and butterflies are not known for their ability to stay still for that perfect shot! I understand why their feeding stations are so bright but wish they were a little less plastic looking!! You can just see the proboscis curling back in and how the legs are jointed – I reckon that’s pretty cool.