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Rock Climbing Photo: Tarantula and lunch near Hidden Valley Campground,...
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By C Miller
From: CA
Oct 9, 2007
The lunch in this case is a Pepsis Wasp (aka Tarantula Hawk).
By Blitzo
Dec 13, 2007
Great photo! It's nice to see the tarantula win!
By jeff walz
From: Historic SodoSopa
Jan 7, 2008
There is an interesting essay, "The Spider and the Wasp," about these two. In this case, as Blitzo notes, the table turned. Nice find!
By Brad Brandewie
Jul 25, 2008
Fantastic shot Chris! The detail on the hi-res version is wonderful.

What lens did you use for that?
By C Miller
From: CA
Jul 25, 2008
Thanks for all of the comments. Taken with a Canon A630 set to macro.
By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Nov 15, 2009
One of my favorite pics on this site, great work.
By DesertRat
Nov 8, 2013
Great Photo!

Prey Eats Predator...
By John Harkins
From: Colorado
Jun 1, 2014
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jun 23, 2015
Great timing, Chris. Awesome photo. Definitely one of the best of MP......sometimes the predator and sometimes the prey.
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Tarantula and lunch near Hidden Valley Campground, Joshua Tree NP

Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 9, 2007
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