• Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 24 November, 2010 16:19
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/160 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 24 November, 2010 16:19
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/160 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 24 November, 2010 16:19
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/160 s

While the other trekkers were happy to see the Tok river camp, I found this incredible caterpillar and simply had to stop and enjoy this remarkable creature.

What does it look like as a butterfly? Many butterflies that are colorful as caterpillars are dull and inconspicuous as adults, but life is full of exceptions. If I had more time in Gran Sabana I would most likely have found out it’s adult form and color, but for now this is what I was offered…

The strong colors suggest it’s either foul tasting or toxic, but then again – how can it derive toxins from the meager diet of the grasses of the Gran Sabana? It might be bluffing!

  • Aperture: ƒ/18
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 24 November, 2010 16:19
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/160 s

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