August 24, 2015

Tear-sipping Butterflies and Accommodating Turtles




My favorite photograph thus far, courtesy of Ama la Vida TV last year.  This would be the photo I'd send a photo to outer space for other intelligent life forms to find and know about our planet.  How two unrelated and non-communicating creatures of Earth can help out each other, feeding on each other's tears and loneliness, or something equally romantic.

In the animal kingdom, this act of sipping and feeding on tears is called lachryphagy.  Moths are also notorious for this, even going as far as injecting their proboscis inside closed eyelids of birds.  That looks nasty and invasive on a photograph so let's stick to butterflies and turtles.

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