Scorpions and spiders

Australia is famous for its diverse, and huge, range of spiders. (Diverse range of huge spiders.)

We regularly see big spiders and the odd scorpion on our evening walks around Brisbane and I am lucky to have walking buddies who patiently wait for me to attempt to get bitten whilst taking close-up photos.

The majority of the Australian spiders are not dangerous for humans and the largest ones – huntsman spiders – are generally placid. Some of these photos were taken with a fisheye lens positioned against the spider – who patiently waited for me to take the photo.

I have not been bitten, yet.


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