variable checkerspot butterfly

Chalcedon Checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas chalcedona), also called Variable Checkerspot.­

For more information about this butterfly species, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Variable_­Checkerspot.

Photo taken during a 3-day trek on the Pine Ridge trail to the Sykes Hot Springs in the Vantana Wilderness, near Big Sur (California)

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Coast Ridge Rd, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA

Photos of a 3 day, 20 Mile (32 Km) trek on the Pine Ridge Trail to the Sykes Hot Springs, in the Vantana Wilderness near Big Sur (California).­

I did this trek with my friend Sharon.­