One of the most feared arachnids in australia - the large huntsman spider. they move with incredible and unpredictable speed, can grow over 20cm leg span and can be found everywhere from thin cracks, cupboards, packing boxes, wood piles and inside cars and our houses. in summer i have to remove a dozen or so from my property. thank god i'm no longer scared of them though i can be hypervigilant when pointing my camera right in their face as i did to this common huntsman chilling on my backyard fig plant. ( sparassidae 🇦🇺 )
📸 olympus omd e-m1ii m.zuiko 60mm | single shot f13 handheld | cygnus diffuser | raw>lrcc
Robber fly vs. scorpion fly - raubfliege vs. skorpionsfliege
I had this shot in my mind for more than a year before i finally found a tiger beetle. i’d seen pictures of them from fellow photographers in north america and became obsessed with finding one. i knew that when i found one, this was the angle i wanted to get.
on my last day visiting family in wisconsin, i went on a short hike that felt like a waste of time. i wandered for almost an hour and found nothing! on my way back to the car, i glimpsed this green jewel whizzing through the bushes and land on a leaf. my heart dropped… on my first approach, i crouched into this low angle and snapped a few shots with this guy staring straight into the camera. it zipped off, and i spent the next hour chasing 2 or 3 of them around this small hunting area. in the next hour, i was only able to get that close two more times. -
six-spotted green tiger beetle