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As I stepped out the shower, I grabbed my towel and noticed something in the folds… It was huge, the size of my hand. The first thing I ran for … was my camera. Fortunately, he remained still for the photoshoot. This camera doesn’t have much in the way of a zoom lens, so he was literally just a few centimetres away from my face.. Only after doing my research did I find out these spiders can jump…. yiiiikkkesss!!

Cape Town, South Africa.

Taken with a Minolta Dimage F100 compact.
As is, straight out the camera.

Finalist Mood & Ambience Creepy Bugs challenge – May 2010.
Featured in Live and Let Live Group Nov 2010.

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Comments

  • ArtPhotoCollide
    ArtPhotoCollidealmost 5 years ago

    You’re oh soooo brave! great shot!

  • Thanks so much !!!

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  • AmandaH
    AmandaHalmost 5 years ago

    OMGosh … great shot… :o)

  • Glad you like it – thanks for stopping by!

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  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizziealmost 5 years ago

    OMG, i see these guys all the time anddo un fron the amera as well,hoever i don’t kno what’d i’d do if i found him in you situation? wonderful clear shot.

  • Glad you like the pic – it was fun and scary.

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  • chijude
    chijudealmost 5 years ago

    Wow … now that really is a case of being in each other’s line of sight!
    Wonderful clarity !!
    Both brave and quick thinking …. well done!

  • Thanks chijude – it was scary and fun at the same time!

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  • TheFae
    TheFaealmost 5 years ago

    OMG! I would have been in the next country!! lol

  • No kidding. Only afterwards I found out they jump… yiiikes !!!

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  • Brenda Cheason
    Brenda Cheasonalmost 5 years ago

    This is brave,(there is a new species called the camel spider)
    have a great day brendas

  • I hope they are not as big as camels !!! :) thanks for stopping by.

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  • TheFae
    TheFaeover 4 years ago

    There is a camel spider pic here

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Wow, I would have died! Makes my black widow look harmless! Great job darlin!

  • Oh thanks Kim – he was kinda cute, in a big scary way.

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  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 4 years ago

    oh my!!! the only thing that spider would see is the bottom of my shoe!!!!

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkover 4 years ago

    Do they bite? Are they venimous? What they called? so many questions I know but if I ever come across one I will be less likely to put on my size 5’s and run for the hills haha. Beautiful creature.:+)

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