November butterflies!

Lovely photos of November butterflies from an ashram garden in India.

Black and turquoise butterfly on bunch of small, vivid orange flowers.

Image via Swami Krishnananda.

Want to feel happy? Check out these lovely butterfly images from our friend Swami Krishnananda in Ranchi, India. He wrote:

This month [November 2020] seems to be the butterflies’ season in our Ashrama, as hundreds of butterflies are flitting around all over the garden. They range in size from just an inch up to 8 or 9 inches across! And there is no end to their variety in designs and beauty in our human eyes, but scary in appearance to their predators!!

It is difficult to photograph them as they are constantly on the move and test the patience of the photographer. You will also find them flying two or three in a group in circles. This is their mating dance. Just after the monsoon, there is plenty of greenery on which they can lay their eggs. Interestingly, most of the butterflies live only for a week or two, within which they have to fulfill their roles in God’s drama and pass on!!

Thank you, Swami Krishnananda!

Brown and yellow butterfly with four 'eye spots' on its wings.

Image via Swami Krishnananda.

Brilliant green butterfly with pale green transverse stripe and 'eye spots' on wings.

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Black butterfly with wide blue area on trailing edges of wings.

Image via Swami Krishnananda.

Sitting butterfly with russet and yellow striped wings.

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Orange butterfly with small black markings on wings.

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Black butterfly with wide blue area on trailing edge of wings, in flight.

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Pale brown butterfly sitting on a leaf.

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Deep brown butterfly with wide pale yellow stripes on outstretched wings.

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Pale greenish yellow butterfly with prominent wing veins sitting on a leaf.

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Bottom line: Photos of butterflies from an ashram in India in November 2020.

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Swami Krishnananda