Image: Veronique Brosseau Matossy
A Painted Lady butterfly emerges.
Butterfly births happen all the time, all over the world. They’re simple, everyday acts of nature we’re all familiar with. Yet despite the familiarity, the process of a chubby little caterpillar transforming itself in a chrysalis only to emerge as a delicate, winged butterfly continues to fascinate. And as you take a look at the birth of a butterfly in these up-close photographs, you’ll soon realize why.