Losing the fight
Photo and caption by charlotte bueb
A quite impressive encounter along the tracks of Zion National Park, Utah. I was told by another hiker that the female tarantula hawk paralyzes the tarantula and then lays its egg inside for the larvae to feed on at birth. And this wasp also has the second most painful sting of the animal kingdom. That was enough for me to run away but not until I snapped a few shots!
Location: Zion National Park, Utah, US