Emmanuel Boitier - A White Dream

Emmanuel Boitier - A White Dream

Unfortunately, it seems that the Apollo is going to disappear from central France. Causes are doubtless severals but the main force is global warming. It drives the species to go up towards the summits in order to find suitable habitats. The problem is that the maximum altitude is rather low here (about 1900 m ASL) and that these highest areas are very damaged by the tourism and outdoor entertaining activities. The mathematical models indicate that the species will have disappeared before 30 years and to observe it nowadays becomes almost a dream...

Location: Auvergne, France

Posted on 15.08.2012
Photo info - 16.07.2011: NIKON D3S, 150 mm, ISO 400, f 3.5, 1/400 sec
Tags: butterfly emmanuel boitier endangered species insect parnassius apollo wildlife photography
Emmanuel Boitier - A White Dream

Emmanuel Boitier - A White Dream

Unfortunately, it seems that the Apollo is going to disappear from central France. Causes are doubtless severals but the main force is global warming. It drives the species to go up towards the summits in order to find suitable habitats. The problem is that the maximum altitude is rather low here (about 1900 m ASL) and that these highest areas are very damaged by the tourism and outdoor entertaining activities. The mathematical models indicate that the species will have disappeared before 30 years and to observe it nowadays becomes almost a dream...

Location: Auvergne, France

Posted on 15.08.2012
Photo info - 16.07.2011: NIKON D3S, 150 mm, ISO 400, f 3.5, 1/400 sec
Tags: butterfly emmanuel boitier endangered species insect parnassius apollo wildlife photography