Seram, Mating Insects Closeup, 2006 - While on the walk back to Roho on my first abandoned attempt to hike to Manusela in the mountain forests of Seram, I saw these insects while crossing an area of felled trees. I stooped down to photograph. It was not until nearly 5 months later that I saw the photograph. I was amazed at the scene. The male was mounting the female and grasping her with his arms. Even his sexual organ was clearly visible entering the female. Their bodies were a lustrous metallic of different colors - aluminum, green and blue. I imagined how they saw each other. That they could find great beauty in each other seemed probable to me.
- Nation: Indonesia
- ISO Province: Indonesia, Maluku
- TCC Country: Moluka
- Place: Seram
- Year: 2006
- File name: Seram,MatingInsectsCloseup,2006,IMG_1179r1.jpg