African Butterflies

Red butterflyMy last blog about the Monarch Butterfly and Africa got me looking through photos I have taken of Butterflies in Africa.  Good segue into this one which will only be butterfly photos – give you a reading break.  I have enjoyed chasing butterflies all over Kenya and Uganda to get their pictures – more challenging than photographing giraffes. Butterflies don’t stay still for long.

I even wrote a children’s book for my grandchildren based on butterflies in Kibale Forest, Uganda. Some of these photos were taken on Poinsettia bushes in Kenya, others on the forest floor in Western Uganda. The one against the bricks is called a Christmas butterfly.  I hope you enjoy them.  Happy New Year.

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blue butterfly 2

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Colours of Kibale Book cover

One thought on “African Butterflies

  1. Butterflies… A great way to start the New Year

    Butterflies have always inspired me…. To the ancients, the butterfly was a symbol of rebirth and transformation…

    Fragile, yet strong and resilient, butterflies transcend their earthbound existence by moving through the “dark night” of the chrysalis, and emerging into flight… freedom and beauty. Without entering the darkness of the chrysalis, they would never grow wings to fly.

    I too, grow through the ” dark places” in my life, if I allow them to transform me…

    Thanks John, for your photography… Keep chasing butterflies! 🙂

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