The Gold Award-winning photograph above, titled “Morpho,” was submitted by Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich of São Paulo, Brazil.
According to him, “a Morpho is a being made of love. A Morpho knows not where their own body ends and their lover’s begins, if their thoughts belong to them or to whom they love. Their pain is a pain felt by the other. A Morpho doesn’t know if a gentle touch is by their lover’s hands or of their own. A Morpho is made of love, tolerance, passion and much respect for life. To be a Morpho should be the aspiration of every human being.”