During a leisurely walk in the forest, photographer Kelvin Hudson stumbled upon a truly magical sight that appeared straight out of a fairy tale. As he walked, he noticed a tree that was partially covered by stunning blue morpho butterflies. Most of them were concealed by the trunk, but smaller groups could be seen perched on nearby branches. Without hesitation, Hudson captured the moment with his camera, resulting in an incredible and awe-inspiring photograph.
Getting the perfect shot of butterflies like these requires careful consideration of timing and location. This is especially true for fully-grown blue morpho butterflies, which tend to spend their time on the ground or in lower vegetation.
These insects have a clever defense mechanism where they fold their wings while perched on trees to blend in with their surroundings and avoid being spotted by predators. Their brown underwings serve as an added layer of protection from birds and other predators. Kelvin may have been lucky enough to capture them at a special moment when they were basking in the warm rays of the sun.