The Swallowtail finds her nectar within the bloom and the rotting flesh left behind by the vulture.
She is attracted to both the sweetness of the flower and to the bitterness of death.
Whatever the source of its sustenance, it produces a magnificent beauty that graces the mountain throughout the long Andalucian summer.
Photo courtesy of the author.
About Neil Hill
Neil Hill is one of Europe’s top outdoor, wilderness and survival coaches. He believes that our modern disconnect from nature has led to many of our personal, physical and social problems. He has led courses into some of the worlds most hostile and wild environments. His passion is to reconnect people with their aboriginal roots in nature, enabling them to have adventures and experiences that unlock their massive potential, Neil is the co-founder of Earth Strength.