Wildlife in the Garden
Cocoon by Deborah Jordan

Image details - Cocoon

Photographer: Deborah Jordan
Competition: Competition 9
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Gauteng, South Africa


It is often difficult to tell the difference between moths and butterflies, but it is known that a moth makes a cocoon, which is wrapped in a silk covering and a butterfly makes a chrysalis, which is hard, smooth and has no silk covering.

The botanical gardens and this particular river forest habitat provide great opportunities to discover, observe and capture the insect world in the garden. It was only when looking through my macro lens that the true beauty of the cocoon became apparent.


Finalist - Wildlife in the Garden