Photographer Kelvin Hudson really stumbled upon a magical sight straight out of a fairy tale. While in the forest, he took a photo of a tree partially covered by a flock of blue Morpho butterflies. Most of the glowing winged creatures clustered around the tree trunk, while others spread out in small groups on the surrounding branches.
The resulting image is impressive. Hudson was definitely in the right place at the right time to take this photo, especially considering the behaviour of this butterfly species. Adult Blue Morpho butterflies spend most of their time on the forest floor and in shrubs and trees. Usually, their wings are folded to hide the bright colouration, revealing brown underwings to protect against predators such as birds and other insects. However, in such a rare moment, Hudson was probably able to capture the moment they were enjoying the warmth of the sun.
This image is available as a signed archival print. In addition to these amazing photos, he is currently writing a book about his photography adventures around the world.