Seeing a Stunningly Blue Butterfly on Israel’s Mount Hermon

Common Blue Butterfly at Mt. Hermon, Israel

June 2008 was a very good time to be at the top of Mt.Hermon (Israel) and working to photograph butterflies.

Common Blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) are found throughout the country. Nevertheless, encountering this handsome male here was especially nice.

What say you of the stunning blue seen here on a morning with crystal clear blue skies and 7,300 feet above sea level? His blue evokes . . .

I was more than surprised to see cows grazing right nearby, at the mountain’s peak. My guide, Eran was not surprised to see them at all. Remarkable. See our post of the Cow on the . . .