What’s going on in this photo?

What's going on in this photo?

In the Amazon rainforest salt is a highly sought after commodity. Tears are full of salt, so these butterflies are literally drinking the turtles tears to get the vital mineral.

This is a fairly common sight in the Amazon, and it’s not restricted to butterflies. Here’s a video of bees drinking turtle tears: http://bit.ly/10q2hG3

More info: http://bit.ly/10u18dk

Thanks to Rainforest Expeditions Lodges for the image.

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