Would these photos be the first ones showing NXT with living butterflies?
Taking Alpha Rex and butterfly photos was the most interesting and exiting experience I had when preparing the Alpha Rex tour in Taipei! It took me more than an hour to get the chance to approach the butterfly in such close distance. The butterfly was so focusing on her flower and allowed me (Alpha Rex) to touch her!
If you want to try taking photos in the wild and/or roadside in your area, be sure to consult local expert about the safety in the wild.
The butterfly: Parantica sita niphonica
The plant and flower: Eupatorium shimadai Hay
The place: Datun Mountain, Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei, Taiwan