Unbelievable Photos Show The Microscopic Beauty Of Butterfly Wings

You might think that at first glance you’re looking at fish scales, but you’re actually looking at the wings of butterflies! American photographer Chris Perani shows the stunning beauty of butterflies by capturing the microscopic details of their wings. Continue reading »

Street Artist Mantra Creates Beautiful Mural Series Of Butterfly Specimen Boxes

France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of hyper-realistic murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into huge butterfly display cases in different countries, like Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. You’ve probably seen some of them since Matra’s murals periodically gets into the list of the best murals. Anyway, they’re too real and just imagine your thoughts if you wake up at the morning and look into the window – for sure, you will remember Gulliver’s Travels. Continue reading »

Hyperrealistic Depictions Of A Fictional Mouse-Butterfly Species By Lisa Ericson

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Lisa Ericson‘s logo is just as enchanting as her hyperrealistic paintings, a tiny mouse with butterfly wings floating between her first and last name. Ericson works as a multi-hyphenate, utilizing her visual talents as an artist, illustrator, and designer to craft meaningful images for both her client and personal practice. In her recent series Ericson skillfully depicts her invented species of mouse-butterfly while they explore environments filled with detailed mushrooms, forgotten tin jars, and forest brush while sometimes clutching found objects such as acorns and raspberries. Continue reading »

These Wonderful Butterfly Crowns Can Turn Any Head Into A Magical Fairytale

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Artist standing behind this fashionable crowns is Irina Osinchuck-Chajka of Eten Iren. She used EVA foam in a process of making this delicate accessorize, which makes the crowns transformable and adjustable in numerous ways leaving you space for your own creativity and personal touch. Patterns on butterflies’ wings are hand painted by the artist making them really lifelike. From afar, thin wire that secures the butterflies is practically invisible leaving an observer with an impression that lovely creatures are gently fluttering around your hair. Continue reading »

Greta Oto – The Glasswinged Butterfly

The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina.

The wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). Its most common English name is glasswinged butterfly, and its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors”. Indeed, the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the colored scales found in other butterflies. The opaque borders of its wings are dark brown sometimes tinted with red or orange, and its body is dark in color.

Adults range from Mexico through Panama. The Greta oto may also be found in Venezuela, as there are photographs taken in the mountain area around Caracas.


Photo by Benjamin Pender. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Katy “the Butterfly”

Katy Perry performs during the 2012 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Giant Owl Butterfly



Mac Jarman, 5, of La Mesa, California, reacts as a Giant Owl butterfly perches on him at San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo) Click image to zoom.