Here are a few of the better butterfly photographs taken on our annual pilgramage to the Sierra Nevada in July. This time we were accompanied by our friend Hans Borjesson who was visiting Nerja on holiday with his family.
It is always an enjoyable day out not least because it's nice to be out of the intense midsummer heat by being 3000+ meters above sea level. We stop at various locations along the way looking for any of the many butterflies that like this elevated habitat.
The best stop this year happened to be at the Botanical Gardens located just below the ski station at Pradolano. I particularly liked the many Great Banded Graylings and several varieties of Fritillary seen there this year.
The only species that I had no prior photograph of was the Red Underwing Skipper seen in the Botanical Gardens. I have recorded this species before but without a decent photograph to prove it.
Retired seafarer living in Frigiliana, a white village in Malaga Province in southern Spain. Married to Elena. Keen bird and wildlife watchers.
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