17 February 2021
In 2018 in the Peruvian Amazon Phil Torres of The Jungle Diaries filmed colorful butterflies fluttering around turtles at the edge of the Tambopata River. He explains what the butterflies were doing:
A reminder that we live in a world where turtles have tears and butterflies drink them for the salt.— Phil Torres (@phil_torres) March 30, 2019
Rainforest ecology is complex, but sometimes the simplicity of a bizarre interaction is just about perfect. pic.twitter.com/Ni2E2F5CFo
Learn more about this phenomenon in Phil Torres’ video: Butterflies drinking Turtle Tears!?
One commenter wrote: “So if I cry, will butterflies come to me?”