19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Nocturnal tailless whip scorpion

A nocturnal tailless whip scorpion walks on the rainforest floor in the Amazon basin. Amblypygids are arachnids but have no silk glands or venomous fangs and are quite harmless. They also care for their young, carrying them for several weeks - quite a contrast to how scary they look.

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Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Ecuador
Copyright: © Alex Jinich Diamant