May 29, 2007

An Over Abundance of Nasties

Did you know that there are over 5,000 species of predacious diving beetles worldwide? Honestly, what good does that kind of variety offer us? We only get a handful of varieties of great apes, and mother nature gives us an over abundance of these nasty insects (I've been bitten by one, so if I sound bitter, that's why).

These photos were taken by the amazing photographer, Igor Siwanowicz, who emailed me to let me know of their presence. Check out more of his work here.

Thanks for the photos, Igor. You've got talent, no doubt.

Photos (1 and 2) source: Igor Siwanowicz


Anonymous said...

All photos by Igor Siwanowicz are the best!!!

Tyrel said...

Would you rather have been bitten by a great ape? ;)

Raging Wombat said...

That's a good point, Tyrel. That may have hurt more. Plus ponds wouldn't be as endearing with great ape larvae lurking under the surface.

Arachnophile said...


*GASP* THE IGOR emailed you! Erm... you have his addy then? Does he know I'm his #1 FAN?! ;) Is he going to sue me for using one of his photos as my avatar?

The giant water bug SUCKS to get bitten by but if larval apes are the only other option, I say, bring it on. ;)

Tyrel said...

Heh, larval apes. Now there's somthing that would fit right in around here!