Monarch Butterfly Stock Photos

A sampling of images of the Monarch Butterfly life cycle and migration through Massachusetts and New England. To see photos taken at the butterflies overwintering site in Mexico, visit my film’s website here. Many more images of Monarch Butterlies, as well as a wide range of New England butterfly and bird species, are available than what is represented here. For inquiries on licensing and availability, please contact the artist at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com. All photos copyright Kim Smith. 

Migration: Cape Ann Massachusetts

Monarch Butterflies Seaside Goldenrod Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2008Monarch Butterflies Nectaring Seaside Goldenrod Gloucester, MassachusettsMonarch Butterfly Tree -1 Gloucester Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterflies Gloucester Massachusetts

Monarch Butterfly Tree Bird Gloucester Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterflies Cape Ann Massachusetts

Monarch Awakening app -2 ©Kim Smith  copyMonarch Butterflies Awakening

Life Cycle

Male Female Monarch Butterfly Marsh Milkweed STOCK©Kim Smith 2012Male and Female Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies Mating Seaside Goldenrod ©Kim Smith 2011Monarch Butterflies Mating

female-monarch-egg-marsh-milkweed-c2a9kim-smith-2013jpgFemale Depositing Egg on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Monarch Caterpillar Common Milkweed ©Kim Smith 2012.JMonarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillars Milkweed -3 ©Kim Smith 2012.JMonarch Butterfly Caterpillars

Monarch Caterpillar Twins J-shape Milkweed ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars J-shape

Monarch Caterpillar j-shapeMonarch Butterfly Caterpillar J-shape

Monarch Caterpillar Pupating Shedding Skin --2 ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar Pupating and Shedding Skin

Monarch Caterpillar Pupating Shedding Skin Milkweed ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar Pupating and Shedding skin

Monarch Butterfly Green Chrysalis Gold Dots ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis Green Form

Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis Green Black Gold Dot ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis Green and Black Forms

Monarch Butterfly Emergng from Chrysalis Proboscis Zipping -1 ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly Butterfly Emerging, Proboscis Zipping

Monarch Butterfly Emergng from Chrysalis Proboscis Zipping -2 ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly Emerging from Chrysalis

Wildflowers

Monarch Butterfly Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca Honey Bee©Kim Smith 2013Monarch Butterfly and Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Monarch Butterfly Marsh Milkweed ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly and Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Monarch Butterfly Closeup Wildflower Hellenium -1 ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly and Hellenium

Monarch Butterfly Close-up Wildflower Hellenium --2 ©Kim Smith 2012.JMonarch Butterfly, Honeybee, and Hellenium

Monarch Butterfly Sunflower Close up ©Kim Smith 2012Monarch Butterfly and Sunflower

Monarch Butterfly Caught in Spider's Web ©Kim Smith 2008Monarch Butterfly Caught in a Spider’s Web

 

One thought on “Monarch Butterfly Stock Photos

  1. Karen

    Amazing photos! I truly enjoyed them. I would like to learn more about plants that attract butterflies. I am preparing to change my garden to a drought tolerant garden while maintaining and increasing the already flourishing butterfly population. I have a pond with a stream.and am excited to get started! .

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