Introducing the Queen of Butterflies!!
When this species feeds, they flutter violently, almost impossible to capture a photo. I increased my shutter speed, held my breath and got him! Will share a quick video clip so you can see!
Was absolutely thrilled to capture him! Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is the biggest butterfly in the world, with a wingspan up to 1 ft (30 cm) wide. This rare, tropical butterfly is from a lowland coastal rainforest in New Guinea. This huge butterfly is on the US Endangered Species List. Its rainforest habitat is being reduced as oil palm plantations are created.