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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 30, 2014

@CopyrightLibn That's not the issue. It's the "encourage ppl to upload works they don't have rights to, and use DMCA to duck responsibility"

Oct 30, 2014

@CopyrightLibn DMCA is on balance useful and should be maintained, but when safe harbor becomes the business model, that's wrong.

Oct 30, 2014

@CopyrightLibn I beg to differ. There are many tech millionaires who made their fortunes serving copyrighted works under safe harbor.

Oct 30, 2014

@CopyrightLibn Yeah, it was just that last "use a loophole to get grey market freebies" is a *huge* problem for creatives.

Oct 30, 2014

@CopyrightLibn Recommending user-generated content and hiding behind DMCA might save legal trouble, but it's a shitty thing to do.

Oct 30, 2014

.@ProfLikeSubst Now is the perfect time to tell her about paraphyly and birds.

Oct 30, 2014

While everyone is overestimating Ebola, they're underestimating Chagas & Chikungunya. speroforum.com/a/VOJMEUZPBW46…

Oct 30, 2014

Time for the public service announcement t-shirt: zazzle.com/you_werent_bit… No, you weren't bitten by a spider. pic.twitter.com/aQ56DIrE2J

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