Natural World
arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Brilliant
Colorful houses in Ireland
Tapkeshwar Mahadev Mandir in Dehradun, India.
Iguana Portrait
Cave entrance
Lost in Inle Lake
Bryce hoodoos
Airing laundry in Porto, Portugal
Road on river
Cosmic
Rambo is back!
Blue Oakleaf butterfly feeding on overripe fruits
Bridge over calm water
Travellers' rest
Family Outings
Blue Hat
The Wizard Appears
Unfolding
The natural face of Greenland in Qeqertarsuaq
water buffalo head-spar for love
Eggs Predation
Colours of Autumn at Shigar River
The Stay
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Blue Oakleaf butterfly feeding on overripe fruits

The South Indian Blue Oakleaf Kallima horsfieldii is a butterfly that has mastered the art of camouflage. With its wings closed, it perfectly resembles a dry leaf. Only when it flies or basks in the sun, does it reveal its brilliant blues! Here, it is ready to take-off after a drink of overripe pineapple juice!

TAGS: Butterfly, Feeding, India, Insect

photographer avatar
Mumbai, India
Member since 2016
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Rizwan Mithawala.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2016
Total Views: 32
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 2:15 a.m.
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Mumbai, India