A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
321: Caterpillar on a tree branch
It is no secret that Brazil knows a very wide diversity of plant and animal species. Not only in the immense Amazon, but there are very different ecosystems throughout the country, each with its own assortment of flora and fauna. The state of Minas Gerais also has very different systems thanks to dry grasslands, high mountains, fertile river valleys, and vast forests. It is therefore easy to imagine that you encounter numerous insects, including moths and butterflies. It’s almost like magic, the transformation of a sometimes ugly caterpillar in a beautiful butterfly. This big caterpillar is a real glutton, and it’s hard to imagine that a colorful butterfly will fly around soon.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2011, 2017