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Natures Balance

In a ying-yang arrangement, a freshly emerged ladybird rests upon a stalk; its true colouration will develop in the coming days. Look closely and you will see the dark, shrivelled larval skin at the base of the empty pupal case, from which the ladybird had just vacated.




It’s not often you get to see three life stages of the same insect in one photo – if only our own personal metamorphosis was so unambiguous! Instead we shed perspectives, situations, places and sometimes people. How have you metamorphosed this year?



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