#1 A really tiny bug that David found. Interestingly, the eyes stood up like that of a crab, and the antennae was thick and leaf-like. We called it the muscle bug. lol
#2 Top view. This bug was barely 2mm long!
#3 Head shot focusing on the eyes and “muscles”
#4 Slightly angled view
#5 Lots of Praying Mantises along the trail, spotting one in every few meters.
#6 Found a beautiful one and took some handheld shots with the Raynox attached.
#7 My favorite angle. Love the colours! The 3 little jewels between the antennae are the Ocelli, which function as eyes as well.
#8 Found lots of mozzies flying around me too
#9 Unfortunately, this one seemed to have gotten to me and is sluggish enough to let me shoot.
#10 Took another shot for insurance. 😛
#11 Top view. Maybe useful to ID if I get some weird disease from the bite!
#12 A Common Mormon sleeping under a leaf
#13 Tried to go a bit closer
#14 This was the closest I could get
#15 Bored due to lack of subjects, and took shots of this ant
#16 James found this little velvety mite
#17 Relatively large Salticidae.
#18 Large eyes!
#19 A female with large abdomen. Pregnant?
#20 Harvestman from the leaf litter
#21 It took a break, while I continued to shoot
#22 Portrait of a very large weevil, almost an inch long. Didn’t take much pics while Ben was going at it.
#23 Pretty little Crab Spider, a female Boliscus tuberculatus
#24 Top view.
#25 Taking a poop. The white substance could be guanin, a nitrogen-rich excretory product.
#26 Look at the abdomen. See any face with thick eyebrows? 🙂
#27 Back view, as it moved non-stop
#28 Last shot but out of focus. 🙁
#29 Masked Hunter, an assassin bug nymph. See the eyes?
#30 Here’s how it’d look normally
James blogged about this trip here.
The complete album can be viewed here.