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Risky Business
Photograph by Mark W. Moffett

An amorous male wind scorpion (Galeodes sp.) touches a female, at right, with his pedipalps and jaws, causing her to enter a hypnotic state and cease all movement. She remains in suspended animation throughout the mating process, then returns to normal after the male retreats. For him, romance is fraught with peril. An unresponsive female might well attack, kill, and consume him.

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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