The Sanjay Gandhi National Park Photography Contest 2015
Wolf Of The Undergrowth
Special Mention: Santosh Petkar
A New Year’s Day excursion in 2012 to his favourite forest in the city, Yeoor, was where Santosh Petkar spotted this wolf spider belong to the family Lycosidae well camouflaged among the stones in a seasonal stream. Known to stalk prey like their namesakes, this nocturnal arachnid has excellent eyesight that makes it an excellent hunter. The cooperative spider didn’t seem to mind the photographer’s presence as he stumbled on the stones trying to capture this image.
EXIF: Camera: Canon EOS 50D, ISO: 320, Shutter speed: 1/60 sec., Aperture: f/16, Focal length: 100 mm.