Can you guess what the picture below is? Do you have any idea?

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You’d probably guess a dry leaves from last fall covering the ground. Well, you are wrong just like me. The truth is, it’s something you would never think of even if you zoomed it in.

Zoom in a little, still not clear?
Zoom in a little, still not clear
Photo: northernwall.blogspot.in
Those are not leaves but Monarch butterflies. Yes a bunch of butterflies in their migration period.
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Photo: worldwildlife.org
In North America, the monarch butterflies make a southward migration in August until the first frost, then back again in the spring (northward migration).
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Photo: photography.nationalgeographic.com
Sad to say, no butterfly ever completes the round-trip journey.
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Photo: www.flickr.com
The reason is, a monarch’s life-span is not enough for this long adventure, they just pass the torch to the young ones.
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Photo: flickr.com|davrozs
Still, they do this migration thing every year.
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Photo: flickr.com|lunasinestrellas
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Photo: flickr.com|farflungphotos
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Photo: flickr.com|kngfu
These wonderful creatures remind us that life has to go on no matter what the circumstances we faced.
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Photo: flickr.com|stevecorey

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Photo: flickr.com|farflungphotos
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Photo: learner.org
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Photo: learner.org

“The Monarch butterfly and their yearly migrations is just one of those many things on this earth that seem simple, but are absolutely stunning. How do the butterflies know where to go every year, especially when no one butterfly makes it through the entire journey?”

Via: Viralnova