Congratulations to our 2019 winner, Anyel Torres!

This year the Florida Museum hosted its seventh ButterflyFest Facebook Photo Challenge! The challenge is designed to educate and promote awareness of biodiversity and wildlife through photography.

Photos had to include some aspect of metamorphosis, which is the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.

The first-place winner received a gift basket, including Museum merchandise and Butterfly Rainforest exhibit tickets.

The Florida Museum will display the winning photo through the end of the month. This photo will also be published in The Gainesville Sun on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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©2019 Anyel Torres

Winning entry by Anyel Torres
Photo taken May 2019 in Atlantic Beach, Florida
Monarch Caterpillar | Danaus plexippus
©2019 Anyel Torres • All Rights Reserved

Judges’ Award Winner

The judges chose this image as the best representation of the “metamorphosis” theme.

©2019 Doreen Myers

Judges’ Award entry by Doreen Myers
Photo taken May 2019 at The Villages, Florida
Monarch Butterfly | Danaus plexippus
©2019 Doreen Myers • All Rights Reserved