Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, in chrysalis newly emerged from chrysalis as a butterfly (undeveloped wings and swollen abdomen). Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada.
Watch mesmerizing ice plates stack along Lake Superior shoreline
Gyrating ice plates form jagged beachscape in the north country.
MONARCH BUTTERFLY [Danaus plexippus] This is probably the best known of all butterflies. Bright orange with wide black borders, black veins with white spotting, it is indeed a beauty. I photographed this one on the north shore of Lake Superior, ON. photo by RNB
Chapel Rock (iGrand Marais, Michigan, USA) is just after the intersection with the Lakeshore Trail. The tree on the top has a big root that goes across the gap to the mainland and this is were it gets most of it's water and nutrients. It is hard to believe this tree survives on top of this rock on the edge of Lake Superior