I should really write a little note for each of these, but I have a thesis to write… so, maybe I’ll come back to this post in March? Anyway, here are my best / favourite (not necessarily the same thing) photos that I have taken this year. It’s a bit overloaded, but I suppose that comes with a year of going to Borneo and buying a load of new camera equipment… you can see more fruits of my camera-based labour over on my flickr page as well. Click on the images below to enlarge!
My new pet Phidippus regius jumping spider, named Boadicea.
It turns out playing cricket song to my crickets doesn’t make them sing. It just makes them do this.
Some dancing, mating flies.
Kind of cheating as it was a captive bird, but I like this image…
Even jumping spiders are not immune to multimillion dollar marketing.
A wasp, fallen victim to a Cordyceps fungus.
A female orang utan and baby swing through the trees in Danum Valley, Borneo.
Pygmy elephant eats by the Kinabatangan river.
A white-bellied sea eagle in flight.
A newly mated katydid, with nuptial gift still attached to her rear. Later, she took this off and consumed it while the sperm package remained attached (the male provides this ‘gift’ during mating).
Silver leaf langur eating.
A tiny jumping spider found its way onto my arm in Flanders Moss, Stirling.
I bought some tiny Creobroter gemmatus nymphs.
2 thoughts on “Best pics of 2013”
Spectacular photos! I suppose I should like the tiger beetle best, but I love the composition of the the pair of lantern flies.
Thanks Ted, that’s greatly appreciated! That particular photo was achieved with much difficulty, using a telephoto rather than my macro lens as I couldn’t get off the boardwalk to get closer to the lantern bugs… it took much straining to get the flash onto them and get both in focus! I really enjoyed looking through your ‘best of’ selection as well, and the tiger beetle shot of yours was actually my favourite…