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Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 November 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A zebra longwing butterfly spotted at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is a butterfly house operated by the Niagara Parks Commission in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It is located approximately 5.6 miles north of Niagara Falls on the grounds of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, which is 99 acres in size.

The conservatory was opened in December 1996 with a gift shop, 200-seat theater/auditorium room, and a climate-controlled greenhouse. The conservatory has over 2,000 tropical butterflies from over 60 different species. The conservatory glass dome is 11,000 square feet in size with 590 feet of paths inside the greenhouse portion, which has a wide variety of foliage. Since captive butterflies usually have a lifespan of 2–4 weeks, the conservatory imports up to 3,000 butterflies per month from world butterfly farms in Costa Rica, El Salvador, the Philippines, and Australia.

Photo captured September 26, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 800 105 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Butterflies are the natural gift of Mother Nature for us.

29 Nov 2017 5:23am

Martine from France

Magnifique papillon !

29 Nov 2017 6:42am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Un lieu qui doit etre vraiment superbe et aussi impressionnant au vu de sa taille à visiter
Ce papillon est vraiment superbe !!

29 Nov 2017 6:49am

Ginnie from Netherlands

It's so interesting that you're sharing this butterfly and post about the conservatory, Steven, because just last month in America, we visited Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA, where they have a similar butterfly pavilion. It's hard not to spend hours there, hoping to capture perfect specimens!

29 Nov 2017 7:18am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Beautiful is this one

29 Nov 2017 7:29am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle macro et papillon quel rendu sur ces ailes sueprbe compo

29 Nov 2017 8:12am

ceteceva from Angers, France

Les ailes bien déployées, il est très beau !

29 Nov 2017 8:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, this is fantastic !
Thanks for sharing.

29 Nov 2017 9:14am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique papillon !

29 Nov 2017 9:17am

Devi from Chennai, India

Gosh !! A fabulous capture !! And thank you for the write up:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

29 Nov 2017 11:10am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


29 Nov 2017 12:42pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Magnifique photo! Bonne journée.

29 Nov 2017 12:48pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful capture !

29 Nov 2017 2:23pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love this specimen, and you've nailed a great frame here. Nicely focused with crisp detail.

29 Nov 2017 2:28pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Incredibly crisp and detailed. gorgeous!

29 Nov 2017 3:07pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


29 Nov 2017 3:17pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What a beautiful capture and what a great wingspan

29 Nov 2017 3:35pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Outstanding picture. Very great. I like a lot !

29 Nov 2017 3:52pm

willy from Belgium

un vrai régal pour les yeux Steve

bravo !!

29 Nov 2017 4:15pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It must be a great conservatory. This is an excellent capture of this impressive butterfly.

29 Nov 2017 4:15pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of this butterfly. Amazing details and colours. Excellent. :)

29 Nov 2017 5:19pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it! 5*****

29 Nov 2017 5:54pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Que de beaux détails. excellent.)

29 Nov 2017 7:42pm

Marité from France

Waouh ! Qu'il est original ce papillon !!!
Bonne journée !

29 Nov 2017 8:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of this elegant butterfly.

29 Nov 2017 10:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous image. I love the colors and pattern of this butterfly. The background is beautiful. A lovely image.

29 Nov 2017 10:57pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

This is so beautiful!! I love what you did here!!

29 Nov 2017 10:58pm

Michael Rawluk from Canada

So beautiful. It gets 5* from me.

30 Nov 2017 1:09am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautiful creature, excellent color and detail

30 Nov 2017 3:54am

yo from Ile de France, France

Magnifique papillon qui porte bien son nom !

30 Nov 2017 8:38am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands


30 Nov 2017 12:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !

30 Nov 2017 7:35pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain


30 Nov 2017 8:48pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

3,000 per month?!
That's a lot of butterflies!

1 Dec 2017 11:14am

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful butterfly. And actually, by the name, have some similarities with the zebras.

1 Dec 2017 6:23pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Gorgeous color and lighting in your photo! I love this species!

6 Dec 2017 3:03am

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