The Plain Tiger is an exotic and
glamorous butterfly but incredibly restless and it took me a long time
to get these shots! The first two were in India, in 2010, and the rest
on La Palma, one of the Canary
Islands where this species still flies. There, they breed in hot
- not really in the sort of places you expect to see something so
spectacular. It also breeds locally around the Mediterranean coast but
human activity threatens some of its habitats in southern Spain.