A breathtaking photo of a butterfly drinking turtle tears is going viral
Yes, it's real. And it's heart melting.
A photo of a butterfly sipping on the tears of a turtle is the latest internet sensation.
This abnormally cute scene from the animal kingdom is not actually an act of affection, as much as we would like it to be so.
Butterflies need salt for their bodies, and an easy way to get it is to drink tears (which are salty) that come from turtles, a slow target.
The photo, captured in Ecuador by Amalavida.tv was also awarded the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year in 2014 and recently started circulating on social media.
Here it is, straight out of a children's story:
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