Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Here are a few pictures which reveal my interest in aquatic life, I photograph and film anything that moves from the tiniest microorganisms to vertebrates. I am based in Newcastle Emlyn which has a whole range of interesting and varied habitats close by. The diatoms seen above show the silica frustule that encloses the algal cell, the green photosynthetic chloroplasts are visible with oil droplets, it is these oil droplets that are one of the main sources of hydrocarbon in crude oil. The water beetle is only a few millimetres in length and is identified as Nebrioporus elegans and comes from Herefordshire. Dolomedes fimbriatus is Britain's largest spider, seen here consuming a Damselfy, photographed on Chobham Common.

Sinclair Stammers (aka micromacro)

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