The blue morpho butterfly

The blue morpho butterfly is one of the most colorful tropical butterflies. The inner wings show an intense blue color

Scientific name of this butterfly: Morpho Peleides

It can be found in Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Paraguay and Trinidad.

The brilliant blue color in the butterfly’s wings is caused by the diffraction of the light from millions of tiny scales on its wings. It uses this to frighten away predators, by flashing its wings rapidly.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Taken: 15 July, 2017
  • Focal length: 209mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
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