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Images of Carcross, Yukon

'Nature Week' in Carcross, Yukon

This Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucas) was just one of many who, along with scores of bees, are enjoying the luxuriant crop of fireweed around the deck. The butterflies uncoil a tube called a proboscis to sip the flowers' nectar. This is a common species throughout North America.

This photograph is © 2005-2015 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Tiger Swallowtail butterfly at Carcross, Yukon