“I took this this summer at a community garden in Toronto. A suddenly flew up to the flower and, while hovering, glanced at the butterfly for several seconds before flying away. I was very fortunate to quickly capture this scene. It remains one of my favorite funny butterfly pictures,” says John Stager.
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“We watched this to this perfectly beautiful butterfly right before our eyes. It was taking a quick rest on sweet Caroline’s head before we set it free for the . The process was so neat to watch and I highly recommend everyone to help save the monarchs,” says Ryan Pond.
“On a nice sunny day, my friend and I went to Patuxent Pond Park in Severn, Maryland, where we found a family of Canada geese feeding on the pond’s shore. Suddenly this butterfly showed up and was trying to land on the babies. Being only a few days old, they were startled by the butterfly. They ran to get away from it straight into the water. Meanwhile, my friend and I were snapping to get funny butterfly pictures. This one was my favorite,” says Beth Grosscup.
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“I was taking a walk along a trail behind my house one summer morning when I spotted this fiery perched on the back of a ! The fiery skipper seemed to be saying ‘save some for me’ as it waited for a turn to gather nectar from the thistle! It was a delightful surprise and a funny butterfly image!” says Susan Propper.
“This was minding his own business perched on his post. Just then along comes a butterfly; it sat right down next to him. The hawk looked at him like, ‘Oh boy, snack time!’ But the butterfly flew to safety just in time,” says Clifford Price.
While bird-watching in May at a local lake near Hoffman, North Carolina, swallowtails began gathering en masse on the lakeshore, . I laid on the sand to watch and ended up taking many funny butterfly photos,” says Cindy Kluchar.
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“These are glasswing butterflies. The photo was taken at Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Mexico. I find this butterfly so fascinating that I must take a photo each time I see it. They are usually found in the forest, near water or moisture, seeking natural wildflowers,” says Ric Chamblee.
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“I was home from work for lunch and was sitting outside taking a few pictures of my dog Olive. A butterfly landed on the marigolds. Olive was so amazed; it was funny! I started snapping picture after picture. This one looks like the butterfly has landed on her nose, but it is actually flying away and she was following it with her nose,” says Lisa Carter.
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“Otis, a bottle baby calf from Creek View Farms in Savannah, Tennessee, was trying to make friends with a butterfly,” says Chas Davis.
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“A ruby-throated hummingbird and were sharing the dahlias. This image is special because of the bird and butterfly so close together,” says Richard A Schultz.
“In the Spring of 2020, while patiently waiting near my window for the perfect , this monarch butterfly decided it needed a little ,” says Gail Chamberlain.
“We go out to our backyard often to feed the birds, and pull a few weeds. Millie, our grand dog, is with us often. This particular day she decided to get up close and personal with a yellow swallowtail. Not sure if she was smelling the butterfly or the , but she was very intrigued,” says Bonnie Young.
“This was taken during in Iowa. The were migrating at the same time and my flowers were covered with them. This hummingbird gave up trying to chase the butterflies away and decided to just share the flower with the butterfly,” says Linda Petersen.
“While I was patiently waiting for a hummingbird to come and feed in this flower bed, I happened to notice that my dog was watching this butterfly very intently. I was lucky enough to grab a quick photo. I thought it was adorable how my German shorthaired pointer decided to point the tiger swallowtail butterfly,” says Holly Masepohl.
“A close-up look at this fiery skipper on a offers lots of details. I saw the tiny butterfly near the Calypso Cove Marina on Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman, Oklahoma,” says Stephen Ofsthun.
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