I am posting these images because I believe that I am among the very few lucky ones in Bhutan who has the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The outdoors is filled with such breathtaking beauty and color and the variety of life form one sees is simply mind boggling. They come in all shapes and sizes – but something I know that is common among all that plethora is that each minuscule one of them play a part in the perpetuation of life on this planet - those of ours as well as their own.
Seeing these creatures magnified through the lenses of my camera makes me understand why saving the environment is critical.
The following are three of the butterflies I photographed this trip. I not only love their own colors but the colors that surround them. Sometimes it is not the subject itself but the ambiance that make the picture.
As I was scanning the tops of flowering cluster of plants, I became aware of something crawling on the flowers. I noticed that it was a bee or bug ... but I was taken up by its colors. They were so powerful and vivid. So I let the butterflies go for a while and concentrated on the bug. I wish I could photograph it with a macro lens ... but that was not a possibility since it is way beyond my reach. So I used a telephoto instead. Still, I dare say that the details are admirable :)
As I continued to wait for butterflies to come in for their morning feed, I noticed this strangely shaped grasshopper. A gangly fellow. Notice his extraordinarily long limbs and even longer antennae.
Then comes along a strange looking lizard. But I love that strong color on his nut. Nature paints its creatures with such beautiful colors. Humans are no match.