Today’s Photo: The Eye
Many animals have great defensive mechanisms. Turtles have shells, lizards have tails that fall off and butterflies pretend to be bigger than reality. Some are really bright colored and some have the eyes of a hunter. On top of the Ocean Journey building of the Tennessee Aquarium, you can find an exhibit full of all kinds of butterflies. There are literally hundreds. So many you can hold out your hand and they will land on you. I found this little one trying to hide in plain sight. He was unable to beat the keen eyes of a photographer, but I can imagine that he would have made a scary meal for some predator.