invertebrates

Hunters

Sharing a couple images of two terrorizers of small creatures everywhere. Not saying that arachnophobia or herpetophobia isn't real though. These creatures are often misunderstood, and are usually met with a swift swipe of the broom. Lots of misinformation surrounding these two as well. The Pink-toed Tarantula is slightly smaller than a species I photographed some months back (see here), but its temperament is very similar. Cute and docile, they rarely (if ever) sink their half-inch long fangs into human flesh - they'd much rather beat a hasty retreat. This particular individual was one of two house...

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Take Me to Outer Space

Over the weekend, a nighttime stroll in the forests of the Northern Range revealed a previously hidden, alien world - to us at least. We're all aliens somewhere else, right? I've maintained over the years that once you look through a macro lens, you will never see things the same way again. For starters, even on a quiet night (as it was on Saturday night) close inspection of any microcosm within the forest encourages nature to raise her curtains. Slowly, things begin to take shape. Odd shapes I must say, but shapes nonetheless. What seems to be a disc with eight legs is actually a Harvestman....

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