I was delighted to photograph this Weidemeyer’s Admiral butterfly two days ago while I was with April Olson high in the stunning forests of the Uinta Mountains.

Weidemeyer’s Admiral butterfly resting in the Uinta Mountains – Nikon D500, f9, 1/500, ISO 640, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Typically I see this species starting around June in the Wasatch Mountains and in the sky island mountains of Utah’s West Desert. To see Weidemeyer’s Admiral butterflies in August in the Uinta National Forest was exciting for me.

I had turned off of Mirror Lake Scenic Byway onto a dirt road so April and I could look for birds and we found quite a few, along with butterflies and squirrels.

Adult Weidemeyer’s Admiral in the high Uinta Mountains – Nikon D500, f9, 1/500, ISO 640, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I could not resist photographing this butterfly as it rested on a leaf in the forest. I didn’t think I’d see this species this year.

It was wonderful to share the natural beauty of the Uinta Mountains in the company of my dear friend, April. I hadn’t traveled into the Uinta Mountains since June of 2023 when I showed Steve Creek and his dog Rosie around those mountains. For April, it had been even longer since she had visited the Uinta Mountains.

It was a gorgeous day to be in the mountains, April and I savored the cooler temps, the grand views, birdsong, and more as we traveled the winding roads of the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway.

After I ate my lunch I took a short video of the Prove River flowing past me. I hope it relaxes all of you while viewing it. The views sure relaxed me.

Life is good.


Click here to see more of my Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly photos plus facts and information about this species.

Autor Mia McPherson


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