There are many trails around Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), and although many find the forest dark and lifeless compared to the canopy, you only need to take it slow, and you’ll see how it’s teeming with life. On just one point of one of the trails I found many species of butterflies. Most I would have not seen if it wasn’t for my interest in photographing plants and insects, and thus staying in one place for some time. When you walk you scare everything away, when you sit still long enough, life goes back to normal and you’ll have life coming to where you are.

I was in real luck with this individual as it was a female laying eggs on the leaf litter. A casual eye would just see an small blueish butterfly flutter among the leaves, most likely foraging.

Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/100 s