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Arachnida: Spiders, Mites and Relatives

alexanderwild.com — Amazing Arachnids Images of the eight-legged arthropods among us.

Public Domain - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — These images, created by Alex Wild prior to 2006, have been released into the public domain. They can be used in any context, including commercial, without prior permission. Enjoy!

Parasites & Parasitoids - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Life on earth is so abundant that a surprising proportion of our planet's diversity thrives as parasites, deriving sustenance from the bodies of other species, or from the shared resources of social species. This gallery contains photographs of both parasites (which generally do not kill their hosts), and parasitoids (which usually do).

Termites - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Termites These ubiquitous wood-feeding insects are social descendants of cockroaches. Colonies are composed of reproductive males and females, sterile soldiers, and immature stages that perform as workers. Below are images of termites from around the world.

Halloween Print Sale - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — All prints in this gallery are 70% off regular fine art pricing until November 1, 2014, starting at $3.99 for a 5x7". Happy Halloween!To order, click on the green "buy" button to select the size, paper type, and various optional mounting/framing options. I do ship internationally.

Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer

arstechnica.com — Here is a true story about how copyright infringement costs my small photography business thousands of dollars every year. Or, maybe it isn't. It could also be a true story of how copyright infringement earns me thousands of dollars every year. I can't be sure.

About Alex - Alex Wild Photography

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Eciton - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Eciton is a large, conspicuous army ant endemic to the neotropics. Most species have a soldier caste with mandibles modified into ice-tong shaped hooks for defense against vertebrates. One rain forest species, E. burchellii, is known for its expansive epigaeic swarm raids.

Cephalotes - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Cephalotes is a diverse genus of heavily-armored, tree-dwelling myrmicine ants found in forested regions of the new world tropics and subptropics. A number of rainforest canopy species show the unusual habit of controlled gliding flight when they are knocked from tree branches.

These Spider Fangs Aren’t Going to Photograph Themselves

petapixel.com — Here is a photograph of a Sydney funnel-web spider, Atrax robustus. I won't explain the biology of this delightful animal here - you may read about it at Wikipedia in greater arachnological detail. Instead, I want to show the process by which I arrived at this composition.
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Oct 23, 2014

The Pheidole image was done several years ago on U of I equipment; not high enough res for my commericial portfolio anyway.

Oct 23, 2014

Portrait of a big-headed ant soldier from Entre Rios, Argentina. Destined for the public domain, this one. pic.twitter.com/wLPW0rDIqD

Oct 23, 2014

@KLambPhD @drugmonkeyblog @Dr24hours 2.5 + political connections + the University of Illinois seems to work.

Oct 23, 2014

For those of you who can't see the partial eclipse, I've recreated it using the bathroom light. And a lemon. pic.twitter.com/Z1UlA42inD

Oct 23, 2014

For all the talk by anticopyright activists abt "free speech", this looks an awful lot like intimidation to silence. torrentfreak.com/photographer-w…

Oct 23, 2014

This bump on a tree is a scale insect. Not all insects are leggy! pic.twitter.com/XUzGCGWLrp

Oct 23, 2014

It's like insects inhabit a post-apocalyptic future ALL THE TIME.

Oct 23, 2014

The Halloween print sale. alexanderwild.com/Art/Halloween-… Selected spiders & zombie ants, 70% off until November 1. pic.twitter.com/ouNIGstjgK

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