Blue Morpho

  • Photographer
    Monika Schneider
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Date of Photograph
  • Technical Info
    Nikon Z7, 105mm Nikkor Lens, 0,6 Sec., f/10, ISO100

Blue is one the rarest colors made as a pigment. Most animals can't produce blue pigments. How it's possible that the Morpho butterfly's wings appear to be blue, despite their containing no blue pigment at all? The secret: Each of the wing's scales is a “huge” cell that can bend and reflect light. Blue land animals are rare; there are no blue land mammals and very few blue birds. Blue is in fact so rare in nature.

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