A Mopane Worm; The Anomalous Emperor Moth by Lutendo Faith Khavhadi

Imbrasia Belina, a Mopane Worm; by Lutendo Faith Khavhadi

Imbrasia Belina, a Mopane Worm; by Lutendo Faith Khavhadi

Mopane Worms are mature caterpillars that feed on Mopane Tree leaves. In Tshivenda we call Mopane Worms Mashonzha. These worms are an african delicacy and are said to be of high nutritional value. Speaking of value, they are a valued commodity in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Mashonzha are very tasty when prepared properly, I would know because I eat them.

The beautiful image above was captured not very far from the Kruger National Park by Lutendo Khavhadi. Its the simplicity and the creativity of and in this picture that I fell in love with. How many people actually think of taking an insect, placing it on their palm and capturing an image of it? Its not just megapixels that make a great picture, its creativity and skill. Remember, creativity lies within each and everyone of us.

Advertisements

About tshauambea

I am a lover of poetry and nature; a writer and aspiring photographer. View all posts by tshauambea

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: