Close up photos of a Giant Moth

close up photos of a giant moth

During my Easter vacation I happened to come across a really big (she was half of my palm) moth. All of a sudden, when I opened a metallic door I heard a desperate hovering below below it. And there she was, one of her wings was caught under the door and it was mildly injured. So the only reason that she didn't fly away to avoid my snooper camera was cause she just couldn't. 

During the rescue process I managed to pull her as gently as I could:

close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth

But look at these "eyes" on her wings. Such a spectacular back, don't you think? And a great defense stratedy. These structures are mistaken by the bird for big eyes of a creature hiding so they balk to attack them.

close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth
close up photos of a giant moth

PS. I am now more sure than ever that I have to invest in a good macro lens. Yeah sure.

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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