Friday, October 16, 2009

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

A male Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis) puddling for the sodium in road salt. I snapped this photograph lying on my stomach while humming Bach off-key. Photographing butterflies keeps a person nimble, patient, and not overly preoccupied with tidy clothes. 
I walked over 13 km today, mostly in a forest. A whirlwind of golden trembling aspen leaves swirled around me, like a flurry of tiger swallowtails.

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