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butterfly in the Galapago


butterfly resting on a saddle nose

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 12 years ago
Julia Longwing
Dryas iulia
NeilDazet 11 years ago
Savanna side-necked turtle (Galapago Llanero)
Podocnemis vogli Expanzoo - Animales

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26 Comments (1–25)

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 9 years ago

That is adorable! He looks so happy with a butterfly on its head. :)

KarenL 11 years ago

Congratulations, your turtle is featured in the Project Noah blog!

Cathy Hearst
Cathy Hearst 11 years ago


PalomadelaVega 11 years ago

so cute!

NeilDazet 11 years ago

I really enjoy this spotting, and I believe that my ID suggestion for the turtle is accurate, based on the photos and spotting location which match up with what I see in my Terralog book for turtles of Central and South America.

KatCuff 12 years ago

What a lovely encounter!

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 12 years ago


SarahWhitt 12 years ago

Really great shot!! :)

bayucca 12 years ago

Dryas iula, the butterfly. Amazing picture!! But it is quite usual for butterflies to drink from the eyes of crocos and turtles to get some minerals.

zayer 12 years ago

Love this photo! Great one! Lovely creatures!

Elsa 12 years ago

Made my day!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 12 years ago

Wow. That must be one sweet fella to have both bee and butterfly attractions :-)

NicoleB 12 years ago

Makes me smile too!
Beautifully caught!

Eve Dosh
Eve Dosh 12 years ago

Cool pic! :)

Nicholas4 12 years ago

Got to show it to my son.. he's a recent Noah follower! Nicely taken series..

SusanEllison 12 years ago I see the bee too! too rare here!

SusanEllison 12 years ago

cool shot!

PosteraroAntonioToto 12 years ago

the bee is to the left of the butterfly after the picture scares

pennymomof2 12 years ago

Love this picture!

HeatherMiller 12 years ago

So do you list it as a turtle or a butterfly? I wonder if there is a way to do a double animal listing. On the last picture, it looks like a huge snake over the log.

Chaitanya 12 years ago

What an encounter! Good one.

Tupa 12 years ago

this is "Spotting of the day" stuff..........

PosteraroAntonioToto 12 years ago


wonju.brian 12 years ago

Wow! That is one of the cutest photos I have ever seen!

The MnMs
The MnMs 12 years ago

This is such a cute encounter! you were so lucky to find this turtle with the butterfly "hat".
Is a lovely set of pictures!

Parroquia Capital Camatagua, Estado Aragua, Venezuela

Spotted on Jun 11, 2011
Submitted on Jun 11, 2011

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