Thursday, February 4, 2010
The flash of brilliant metallic blue always surprises and delights me. It was one of my favorite sights while hiking in the primary rainforests on the Osa peninsula, Costa Rica. And when a blue morpho would encounter the occasional shaft of sunlight that managed to get through the canopy, the blazing iridescence was astounding to see. Their erratic, wobbling flight is attributed by the locals to their diet of fermented fruit. But the luminous dance is a joy to watch.