I love going on a #nightwalk in the #forest because it is where you can start to truly understand some of the intricacies of #nature and the richness of #biodiversity in the tropical rainforest. Coming across this #huntsman feeding in the forest it wasn’t until editing the photo I realised there was a mosquito feeding of the spiders prey. The #spider looks to be eating a #centipede
Cyclommatus Stag beetle from South East Asia. These can come in some insane iridescence. Was lucky enough to get my hands on a bronze one.
This dome was the last of the Christmas collection. Second wave will be ready for Easter!
Have you ever seen the little brown shed skin of a cicada clasping onto a tree trunk as if it were still alive? We were lucky enough to capture this cicada fresh after emerging from its previous skin. Insects have an exoskeleton that protects them like a suit of armour. They eventually outgrow their skin and, much like a snake need to shed it. The cicada need to push its entire body through the back of its exoskeleton over the course of several hours. Once the body and wings are free the little cicada begin pumping air through their bodies and into their wings to inflate their new skin and allow it to harden.