Blue Morpho Butterfly


And the winner of the Mr. South America crown is...Blue Morpho Butterfly!

This blue winged beauty also has a black outline that creates striking contrast.

One of the little known butterfly facts is that the blue morphos wings aren't really blue at all, but an earthly unassuming brown. Rather, the wings are iridescent. This means the wings reflect light to mimic a bright blue. This is mainly the case for blue morpho males, hence the Mr. South America title.

Even though this species inhabits a smaller geographical area, the morphos still inspire outstanding artwork and photography. Below, are the works of some talented nature photographers lucky enough to have encountered the great blue morpho.

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Blue Morpho ~ Green Leaf

A fine butterfly print featuring blue butterfly perched on green leaf.


Blue morpho butterfly on green leaf
Blue Morpho Butterfly, Morpho Peliedes
George Grall
12x16 Photographic Print
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  • a brilliant blue butterfly lights up the forest and now your home
  • living room wall art, nature wall art, bedroom wall art ~ adds nature feel
  • suggested frames- soho black~ other frames avail.
  • print also available in other sizes ~ smaller or larger

Blue Butterfly ~ Black Background

A William Castner photograpic print accentuates the subject with a midnight blackground.


Blue morpho butterfly with black contrasting background
Blue Morpho
32x24 Fine Art Print
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  • Environmentally friendly production: sustainably sourced paper, soy ink
  • black background creates artistic contrast and gives inspirational feel
  • suggested frame ~ soho black wood frame ~ other frames available
  • print also available in other sizes ~ smaller or larger

Blue Butterfly on Palm Tree Root

While many stand out pictures of butterflies include the complementary flower, this gorgeous forest photograph is unique and spectacular.


Blue morpho butterfly on tree in deep forest setting
A Blue Morpho Butterfly on Palm Tree Base
Joel Sartore
12x16 Photographic Print
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  • an extraordinary nature wall art shot of butterfly in forest
  • blue butterfly pops out on nature background setting
  • suggested frame ~ black onyx frame~ other frames avail.
  • print also available in other sizes ~ smaller or larger

Details of Bright Blue Butterfly Wing

A close-up of a morpho wing shows fine details not readily seen by the human eye.


Blue morpho wing, scales and all
Detail of Blue Morpho Wing, Barro Col...
Christian Ziegler
12x16 Photograph...
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  • a nice accent to any room where the color blue is part of the theme
  • an interesting conversation piece that will have everyone guessing
  • suggested frames ~ black, brown, or gold ~ other frames avail.
  • print also available in other sizes ~ smaller or larger