Carabus Ullrichi (copper ground beetle ) taking an earthworm as a prey by Istvan froghunter
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Carabus Ullrichi (copper ground beetle ) taking an earthworm as a prey by 


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The shot was taken this April when I was sitting motionless in wait for frogs to capture.
The beetle was carrying a huge earthworm ten times longer than him and much heavier of course, so he could go on very slowly.
When he noticed the danger which was me, suddenly took a bite out of the earthworm and quickly disappeared in the undergrowth.
It was such great experience for me to se this scene so closely, but it was much more interesting that while the beetle was busy with the earthworm an ant jumped up on his head and kept on biting it !
It was really funny as the ant was smaller than the head of the beetle.

I have put on two more pictures to the story.

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Comments

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    stunning capture

  • Thank you very much my friend for your kind words and fav.
    Best. Istvan

    – Istvan froghunter

  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesnerover 3 years ago

    An excellent little series here! Stunning Macros!

  • Thank you very much Robert for your kind comment and fav.
    Best. Istvan

    – Istvan froghunter

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Wow excellent Istvan, sounds like an exciting day! Gotta love Nature! Excellent shot my friend!

  • Thank you very much Tina for your really kind words and fav.
    Best. Istvan

    – Istvan froghunter

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    Great shot Istvan – pity he saw you, you could have watched him devour the whole worm….lol !

  • Better not to see such a massacre !
    Thank you Roy for your kind comment !
    Best. Istvan

    – Istvan froghunter

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Csodalatos felvetel Istvan.. Nagyon jol sikereult.

  • Nagyon szépen köszönöm Magdi, örülök, hogy elnyerte a tetszésed.
    Minden jót! István

    – Istvan froghunter

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    Istvan, how lovely this shot is. Wonderful colors and the details you captured are so lovely.

  • Many thanks Brenda for your kind compliment and the fav !
    Best. Istvan

    – Istvan froghunter

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 3 years ago

    Superb capture, Istvan – your patience is phenomenal – this is such a fantastic shot, my friend x

  • Your kind comment and fav is so much appreciated Mattie !
    Best. Istvan

    – Istvan froghunter

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 3 years ago

    Hat ez remek!!! Micsoda fantasztikus felvetel, kedves Istvan!!!
    Gratulalok!…es kivanok egy nagyszeru es sikeres hetett!!!
    Betty…:)

  • Szia Betty! Nagyon szépen köszönöm drága barátom, a gratulációt és a szép szavakat egyaránt.
    Régen beszéltünk, ami miatt szégyellem is magam rendesen. Annyiszor elterveztem már, hogy írok neked hosszabban, bubble mail-ben, de valahogy mindig elmaradt.
    Sokat vagyok kint mostanában a természetben,figyelni és fotózni az állatokat.
    Nagyon köszönöm a jókívánságod is, én is viszont kívánom Neked a legjobbakat!
    István

    – Istvan froghunter


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