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Another species of tarantula fro Ecuador.
Thank you Hemma!
Haha yeah I would be right up next to it as well! I like how in the second picture you can see some of the individual eyes clustered together.
Thanks Jack! We were lucky enough to see a few in the rainforest & it was the first time I've seen them in their natural habitat. Our guide was quite amused when I had my macro lens 3 or 4" away from them, he said most people take a step back when he points them out!
Nice! I own 6 tarantulas of my own (and a scorpion and baby snake). I've always wanted to see a wild tarantula. I've seen a few here in Oklahoma where I live, but I mean the Central/South American sp. like the ones I own. A lot of them are endangered because of the pet trade (I try to buy captive-bred tarantulas).
Lat: -0.55, Long: -76.44
Spotted on Dec 6, 2012 Submitted on Dec 12, 2012