The Best Place on Earth to See Monarch Butterflies

The Best Place on Earth to See Monarch Butterflies

A high mountain forest outside of Mexico City, Mexico is the site of one of the most amazing and beautiful migrations on earth, monarch butterflies. Each year millions of the orange and black butterflies find their way to the fir trees of Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site.) It will take 5 or more butterfly generations to complete one round-trip journey from their summer to their winter homes and back. Not a single butterfly will have a moment of previous experience. How is it possible? Team member Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven made the journey find out.

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How to Get Great Photographs of Butterflies

How to Get Great Photographs of Butterflies

Taking great photographs of butterflies is not easy. The small, delicate creatures are constantly moving. So, what lens is best and what ISO? What’s the difference between Macro and Portrait photography? What time of day are butterflies at their most photogenic? And what about flash or speed flash? To get great photographs of butterflies you need patience and a steady hand, a couple of good lenses and the right settings help, too. Destination: Wildlife Team member and wildlife photographer, Robert Wallace shares some tips and secrets he has developed for taking beautiful buttery photography.

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Birds, Bees, & Butterflies: Wave Hill, New York

Birds, Bees, & Butterflies: Wave Hill, New York

The only certainty is surprise when you are out in nature to see wildlife.  No amount of planning will guarantee the desired birds or animals – but sometimes you get butterflies, monarch butterflies. Wave Hill in Queens, New York is the perfect place for the kids, the grandparents, the whole family to enjoy a day on the Hudson River. 

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