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Let's Do Lunch
Photograph by Mark W. Moffett

In a rare episode of togetherness, male and female wind scorpions (Galeodes sp.) captured and munched on an insect together in a patch of desert blocked off in Iran by photographer Mark Moffett. This behavior may occur in areas with high prey density, such as near bright lights that attract insects. Indeed, wind scorpions are more likely to feed on—rather than with—each other.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon Canon EOS3
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Canon 50mm f/2.5 macro
Speed and F-Stop: f/16
Weather Conditions: Dry
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: Unrecorded


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