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National Geographic

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

–Rabindranath Tagore

A close-up of a mounted blue morpho butterfly shows its unique iridescent sheen. These mesmerizing insects, indigenous to the rain forests of Central and South America, get their cobalt hue not from pigment but from the thousands of semitransparent scales that filter blue from the visible spectrum and radiate it out from the wings. Location Unknown, 1996.

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~ by eaesthete on 09/28/07.

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