Foreign. While foreign often brings up images of things outside our own nation, it can also apply to things outside of or different from our normal environment, or even something which is out of place in general. (Sara Rosso)

I have traveled much in my life, to some amazing and wonderful places.  For this challenge I wanted to use a photo from a place where I felt foreign, totally out of my element in a magical place.  This collage fits my magical definition of FOREIGN …

Butterfly Rainforest, Gainsville, Fla” by Cheryl Andrews©

I was the foreigner inside this living testament to the exotic.  Visitors are airlocked in and out of their habitat for the safety of the butterflies. I was allowed to visit these incredible creatures for as long as I wished.  With telephoto and macro lenses I captured the foreign, the exotic and the exquisite.  I had great difficulty leaving this place of beauty and peace and will never forget the sensation of the butterfly that sat on my wrist, even as I took some of these shots!

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