Stunning images of Butterflies highlight the beauty that surrounds us and are the subject of the second in our weekly series of Cyprus images. Deciding which photos to include has become the hardest task of putting this series together as we have really been spoilt for choice. Photos taken by contributing photographer Phil Parker - click the images below to enlarge.
It is widely understood that grasslands & shrublands are among the most biologically rich ecosystems in Europe, in particular those of the Mediterranean Basin. The vegetation in Cyprus is certainly rich and diverse and to date 52 species of butterflies have been recorded. Overall Cyprus is host to an estimated 8,733 species of animals and plants which provides ample opportunity for capturing the most breathtaking photos.
Phil Parker describes himself as an amateur photographer and has been uploading photos to the Cyprus Eastern Forum for many years. He used a Canon eos 650D camera to take these shots and says "the pleasure I get from my photos is knowing that people are enjoying them". We certainly do love them and will be featuring various collections over the coming weeks.
Want to know more about Cyprus Butterflies? Head over to the following website which contains comprehensive and detailed information: Cyprus Butterflies.
Want to see more of his photos? Check out:
Phil's Flickr page
Our Facebook Page
Or view the following photo series:
Larnaca turning pink
Red Moon Over Cyprus
Summer Action In Cyprus
Cyprus Flamingos II