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Photos by @franslanting when a rare snowstorm hit the mountains in mexico where monarch butterflies had gathered for the winter, millions of them lost their grip and were knocked down to the ground. the entire forest floor was covered in lifeless butterflies, but after the storm passed and temperatures rose, many of them miraculously came back to life. they raised their body temperature by quivering their wings as you can see in these photos. after a while millions of trembling monarchs were able to slowly crawl up tree trunks with wings spread like solar panels to soak up heat so they could get back to their favorite roosting spots high off the ground. it was an amazing sight, but it also confirmed how vulnerable they are—to weather and to gaps in the forest caused by illegal logging which disturbs the microclimate they need to hibernate. stay tuned for more survival stories of the natural kind. @christineeckstrom @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @xercessociety #butterfly #monarch #endangered #centerforbiodiv #monarch_watch #migration
#wonder #amazing
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jlfmfr
@jlfmfr This is amazing! so dope.
givas_79
@givas_79 @ludipar buongiorno, hai mai avuto l'opportunità di vederlo?
sleepyye6
@sleepyye6 我想到了是数以万计的毛毛虫……
fusunhaksal
@fusunhaksal Doga muhtesem
grace_likes
@grace_likes Amazing story and photos
mariomihov
@mariomihov Amazing 🙏🏻🙏🏻😍👌🏻
realest8byaimee
@realest8byaimee I want to save all of them 😍😍😍
albi_stucchi
@albi_stucchi 😲😲😲😲😲😲💙💙💙💙💙
ladzinski
@ladzinski Unbelievably great photo @franslanting 🙌🏻
marciaribeirofotografa
@marciaribeirofotografa Amazing 🦋🙏🏼👏
mammut_uk
@mammut_uk Beautiful
dragonlady3246
@dragonlady3246 I watch nat geo tv channel of this episode and it was so breath taking to watch how the butterflies actually live.
ruby1591
@ruby1591 Wow 😍✨
hisham_abz
@hisham_abz What cam and lens do u use?
desionarun
@desionarun Picture and story is so incredible, i want to visit this place.
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