Busy week here in changeable Melbourne – so have resorted to archive mining!
This rather magnificent butterfly is a Swamp Tiger (Danaus affinus). It was common in of all places a swamp (!) on Magnetic Island. For all their commonness, it did take a while to get a half decent image. It can be found in a thin strip up the Queensland coast and a few places in the Northern Territory.
For anybody wanting a relaxed and low key holiday which is free from Theme Parks and such like I would highly recommend this island.
You can find more macro shots here at Macro Monday.
Enjoy the close ups!