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Migration Rest

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.

TAGS: Alpine, Insect, Migration, Sunset, Switzerland

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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© William Hawkes.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 26
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D500
Focal Length: 26mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO320
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