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Slider Turtle and butterfly

Trachemys ornata


For a long time I wanted to observe this behavior, a turtle being visited by a butterfly, to obtain minerals from the segregations of the eyes, (tears) I could finally do it in Tortuguero, the species is an ornate Trachemis of approximately 40 cm, and a butterfly Phoebe,


Rivers and wetlands of the new tropics.

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Gracias por los comentarios, son inspiradores.

FernandoMSoares 2 months ago

The butterfly Kiss! Nice!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 months ago

Very cool spotting - your patience paid off!

ornithoptera80 2 months ago

nice series(:

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Colorado, Provincia Limón, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.53, Long: -83.51

Spotted on Dec 14, 2019
Submitted on Dec 19, 2019

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