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franslanting

Frans Lanting National Geographic Photographer || Author || Speaker || Creator of images, stories and events to inspire wonder and concern about our living planet. http://cr8.lv/frans-lanting
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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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lua_lazuli
@lua_lazuli @jukadrum aaaaaaaah 😍
aron_afiap
@aron_afiap Excellent
franciscojaviervillarreal
@franciscojaviervillarreal Genial, momento increíble.
elzbieta2298
@elzbieta2298 Fantastycznie 👌🦋🦋
my.faith.over.fear.journey
@my.faith.over.fear.journey Amazing! love these shots💕
charlotteaprilallen
@charlotteaprilallen Wow... so beautiful
longduy2016
@longduy2016 Wow how could you
yohanatriariany
@yohanatriariany Incredible beautiful creature. i just knew they can hibernate
tanschi_jallu
@tanschi_jallu Amazing! ❣️
mir_skyy
@mir_skyy @andersonn_01 his photos are incredible u should follow
shirleylpowers
@shirleylpowers That was spectacular! your story made me so sad, i kept reading, then i got a lot happier!
itzmesirajj
@itzmesirajj Is it real???? unbelievable... amazing😍😍
faie_stz
@faie_stz 🦋🦋🦋
ny063
@ny063 Amazing 🙈
vscodeklansor_flower
@vscodeklansor_flower Nice 👏👏👏
vscodeklansor_flower
@vscodeklansor_flower Beautiful 👏👏👏👍💕
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