- Adorable pictures show two caterpillars proving love really is blind
- Snuggling away, they are blissfully unaware of the peril they face
- Before long their affectionate clinch sees them tumble from the leaf
11:50 EST, 10 October 2013
00:59 EST, 11 October 2013
Perching on the edge of a flower, these loved-up caterpillars can’t resist each other as they enjoy a romantic moment together.
The loved-up creepy crawlies are so wrapped up in each other they don’t even notice themselves slowly falling off the edge.
The funny pictures were captured by photographer Monica Anantyowati, 41, who spotted them together in Malang, Indonesia.
Nature lovers: The two caterpillars kiss away, oblivious to the sheer drop they’re perched above
Going, going… The pair break off as they start to slide off the flower
‘These caterpillars sat kissing for about three minutes at a time, several times,’said Monica.
‘I went outside in my garden and noticed these two creatures on separate flowers to each other.
‘They gradually moved closer together, and the show began.’
Gradually falling further off the flower, the caterpillars are clearly blindly in love as struggle to keep their bristles off each other as they enjoy one another’s company.
Taking the plunge: The lovers fall from the flower, still entwined in a romantic embrace
Basking in the sunshine, they seem unaware of the camera capturing their every move.
Monica says: “When people see my photographs they often laugh.
‘It’s not something you see every day; it’s a rare moment to witness.
‘Unfortunately the romantic moment was cut short, as the caterpillars fell from the flower shortly after I took the snaps.
‘I got into photography because I love to photograph wildlife, especially insects doing strange things.’
Caterpillars vary in size and can be as little as 1mm to about 75mm.
The adorable scenes were captured in Indonesia by photographer Monica Anantyowati
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