Wildlife Wednesday: Butterfly wings

In this week’s photo selection, let’s explore the enchanting beauty of diverse patterns and colors that nature offers in the wings of butterflies. Here’s a few to get you started.


“This picture was taken during a visit to Rotterdam Zoo (Rotterdam, Netherlands).” – Tim Strater

Parnassius apollo ♀

“Apollo female foraging a flower of atuberous thistle in a small alpine meadow. Vercors, France.” – Anne SORBES

Straight-banded Tree brown Butterfly (Flickr blog - Wildlife Wednesday: Butterfly wings 8/21/2014)
Peacock & Small Tortoishell Butterflies

Peacock & Small Tortoishell Butterflies. Photographed in Shropshire, England. – Elaine Williams

Black Swallowtail
Kenneth GisiBlack Swallowtail
Tropical butterfly

“Photo taken at Fjärilshuset Stockholm, Sweden” – Mats Ellting

Great Spangled Fritillary
Black Swallowtail Butterfly

“Black Swallowtail Butterfly. Taken from Iroquoia Heights, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.” – AncasterZ

This photo selection is inspired by the Butterflies! group and a Flickr search for butterfly photos uploaded this month.

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite wildlife photos, and include the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with WildlifeWednesday.

We look forward to seeing your contributions and featuring a new selection of your photo submissions every Wednesday here on our blog.

Previously featured for this series: Endangered arapaima