Patterns and Shapes in Nature- 2

Palm designs

Wallpaper or wall hanging, palm leaves provide us with natural designs.
These pictures give a close look on the leaf of a Table palm (Livistona rotundifolia).
I am sure this will make you observe a palm frond more closely!
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Butterflies of Nymphalidae

Neptis hylas

I have two butterflies here.
They look similar due to the wing designs, but are different. Maybe, we can say they are related as both belong to the same family, Nymphalidae.
The one with white markings on brown is Common sailor butterfly (Neptis hylas). This is a common species seen in Indian subcontinent. Here you can see the butterfly feeding on sandalwood flowers, on a tree behind my house.


Butterfly with orange markings is Common lascar butterfly (Pantoporia hordonia). It’s distribution in India is from the Himalayas to the Western Ghats.
The adults would typically open their wings fully when perching.
This is captured from my backyard.

Pantoporia hordonia

Patterns and Shapes in Nature- 1

Nature’s Art

Hi friendsā€¦starting a new theme today! Patterns and Shapes in Nature!
Look carefully at the world around and we might start to notice that nature is filled with many different types of patterns and shapes. Nature is the greatest artist!!
I am trying to find patterns and shapes around me and share those with you allā€¦hope you will like this šŸ˜Š

These are macro shots of the leaves of Mother-in-law’s tongue plant.

Tender leaf

Old leaf