Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden

These were taken on our first day in Bhutan last year. We had just arrived and decided to just hang out at the guest house for a while to recover from the travel. I took the camera and explored the grounds a bit when I came across these unremarkable-looking, brownish-greyish butterflies:Except that then one of them gave the game away: I don’t have better photos, unfortunately — these guys clearly know that they attract attention when they open their wings and prefer a life in obscurity. (But they definitely made us decide to invest in a macro lens.)

If anyone can put a name to them, I’d be most grateful. This would be a species that is comfortable living at high altitudes and fairly chilly temperatures in the Himalayas.

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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden

  1. Nandini says:

    OMG, beautiful butterflies! Some of them can go easily undetected, but did not. Great flowers.


  2. Maggie L R says:

    I don’t know thier name but I spent the summer chasing butterflies off and on and when I got home from the roadtrip, I bought a macro lens.
    These guys really like to keep thier beauty hidden.

  3. Ronnie/Hurtled to 60 says:

    How beautiful! 🙂

  4. jakesprinter says:

    Beautiful shot for this week themes

  5. IsobelandCat says:

    I don’t know the name, but I love the way they are slowly revealed.

  6. Jo Bryant says:

    they are gorgeous

  7. Msmouse7 says:

    Could be a Azure Sapphire Butterfly. Beautiful pictures!

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  9. What a bright discovery! Very cool captures for this week’s challenge. : )

  10. Hidden they are! But they have beautiful colors when they decide to let us see. The bottom shot has a little bee sharing……

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