Having spent 3 months in South America, we had come across a veritable menagerie of animals. I thought it would be a good idea to share my favorite combinations of interesting creatures & interesting photographs.
Here are the top 10:
A cute little Amazonian tree frog, which secretes a neurotoxin when threatened.
I nearly walked past this little creature, mistaking it for a branch.
I thought I had leaves stuck in the insect net of my hammock at El Cabo in Tayrona Park….. it wasn’t.
#7. Tarantulas (many of them)
The Amazon was full of them. This photo was the best of the lot, showing a tarantula hiding/guarding it’s nest in a palm tree hole.
#6. Butterflies….also many.
One of many butterflies, but was the only one who stayed still long enough for a photo. I wish I could remember what kind it is….
#5. Giant Amazonian Moth
Encountered a couple of giant moths feeding on some stale fruit during one of our night treks.
#4. Tractor Millipede
It’s fun watching them crawl all over you. No really.. it is.
Weevils wobble, but they don’t fall down. This one did….
#2. Spiders…. so, so many of them.
Upside-down transparent, orange daddy long-legs?
#1) Praying Mantis
What’s more bad-ass than a mantis up close??
Click here to see all the candidates for the top 10.