I’ve never seen the entire life cycle of a monarch butterfly up close until I watched this mesmerizing time lapse video.
It records the insect from it’s beginnings as a caterpillar and through pupation to it emerging out of its chrysalis as a beautiful butterfly.
It’s a pretty epic metamorphosis! Not only does the monarch butterfly undergo an amazing transformation at the beginning of its life, they make one of the most incredible migrations of any animal. They journey an incredible 2500 mile voyage from the Great Lakes in Canada to the warm Central Mexican Oyamel fir forests in the Michoacan hills.
What amazing creatures!