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Butterflies on the West Fork Trail


Hiking along the West Fork Trail in the Coconino National Forest in June was a nice break from the heat of Sedona’s red rock landscape.  This trail winds up Oak Creek which streams down a long canyon which is both deep and narrow allowing it to provide shade through much of the day and creates a cool oasis to enjoy.  I had some great landscape image opportunities during my walk which made it a great outing for me.

At one turn in the path, I came across a large flight of butterflies feeding at a large patch of wildflowers.  The orange and black wings stood in sharp contrast to the flowers and the dark foliage.

My daughter loves butterflies and moths so I was happy to spend a few minutes to capture a few images she might like.  One of many nice surprises along this casual path through the rocks.