Sometimes the most beautiful things can be seen in the most unlikely places. Caiman wears the butterfly crowned also belongs to this category.
Mark Cowan is a man who has always admired the beauty of nature. During a study tour at Amazon, he was lucky enough to take this beautiful photo, which has since attracted the attention of many people.
According to biology, butterflies need salt to survive. They landed on Caiman to pick up the salt accumulated on its skin. This relationship looks pretty beneficial for butterflies, although less so than for caimans.
However, no one can doubt that butterflies give the caiman a better look. So, after all, both of them seem to benefit from the process.
This fantastic photograph was also awarded by the royal society publishing photography competition’s ecological and environmental science category. Besides showing mother nature’s beautiful relationship, it also brings a message to all of humanity about how we can all coexist.
Most of the time, people tend to fi.g.ht with each other based on some artificial classifications like race, religion, region, gender, and many other facts. But, despite those differences, we are all human, and we can live together if we have the will and the want.
Caimans and butterflies are two different species following very different eating habits and lifestyles. But by living together, both the animals are getting benefitted and that helps them survive.
So while enjoying the painting, I also think deeply about the message it conveys. This is definitely a great time for all of us to love nature as well as the people around us!