31 Oct '17, 5pm

Street artist's larger-than-life butterfly murals beautify city walls (Video)

Street artist's larger-than-life butterfly murals beautify city walls (Video)

The wonder of watching a delicate, vibrantly winged butterfly flutter in the air, or alight on a spot somewhere near you never gets boring. But these amazing insects are being threatened as climate change and habitat loss are affecting butterfly populations worldwide, striking another death knell for the hobby of butterfly collecting. But that need not be so, if French street artist Mantra has his way: the artist spray paints these enormous murals of butterflies, seemingly pinned in all their realistic, 3D glory on the wall, as if encased in a glass collector's box. © Mantra © Mantra Mantra has thrown up these gorgeous specimens in a larger-than-life way, getting everyone -- even those who might not necessarily be entranced by these magical insects -- to take a closer look at one of the wonders of nature. © Mantra © Mantra © Mantra © Mantra © Mantra In addition to creating...

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