15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
This Death's Head Hawkmoth is sitting on a post high in the Swiss Alps, looking South. She is taking a rest during an arduous migration from Northern Europe right into Africa, covering thousands of kilometres. However, what is truly incredible is the fact that no-one has taught her the route she follows. She carries out a multi-generation strategy and so will only ever migrate in one direction.
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||Nov. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.