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Caiman spotted wearing a crown of butterflies
09.16.2016
01:54 pm

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Photographer Mark Cowan captured this wonderful image in the Amazon of a caiman wearing a crown of butterflies! As cool as this photograph is, apparently it’s not that uncommon to see butterflies near the heads and eyes of reptiles. The phenomenon you’re witnessing here are of butterflies drinking the caiman’s tears. The butterflies need the salt from the tears in order to survive.

I did not know this. You can read about it here at National Geographic.

The photo by Cowan “was a finalist for the 2016 Royal Society Publishing photography competition and received special commendation.”


 
via Bored Panda

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Butterfly inside the eye socket of a human skull
04.03.2013
02:00 pm

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Animals
Art

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skull

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I’m not a big “skull art” fan, but I dig this photograph of a wee butterfly (or is that a moth?) landing inside the eye socket of a human skull.

The image, by photographer Marko Popadic, is called Oko (Polish for “eye”).

Via Neatorama

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Butterflies: Bizarre video short featuring John Malkovich
02.16.2011
12:11 pm

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Art

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Butterflies
John Malkovich
Sandro Miller

 
Here’s an odd video short titled “Butterflies” directed by Sandro Miller, design/VFX by Gentleman Scholar and starring John Malkovich. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of information on “Butterflies” except for the folks who created it listed on its Vimeo page.

(via KFMW)

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