A zoologist spent most of his lifetime unravelling the secrets of a migratory journey of the butterflies which has at least taken three generations to complete.
Each autumn, millions of Monarch butterflies fly from North America to a distant and remote hideaway in the south to stay for winter. For a long time, no one ever knew the exact location of their winter habitat. Since 1940s, Canadian zoologist Dr Fred Urquhart and his wife have used all means to track the migratory route of the Monarchs in the hope of knowing their final destination but were of no avail. After almost 40 years, a couple working in Mexico joined their research and found a huge amount of Monarchs west of Mexico City. But how could they confirm that these butterflies had flown across 3,000 kilometres from the north to spend the winter there?
The Omnimax Show ¡§Flight of the Butterflies¡¨ is about the true story of how Dr Fred Urquhart and his wife had unrelentingly looked for the overwintering site of the Monarch butterflies for over 40 years. Moreover, the film follows a Monarch butterfly, allowing the audience to witness how it has overcome all sorts of difficulties in dangerous environments, and passed on from one generation to another the goal of finishing one of the longest insect migratory journeys on the planet.