Itsy bitsy spider…
Came down the daisy petal?
Just for size comparison the spider is less than the width of a push pin. I love this macro lens. I’d have gotten a better focus if I had a tripod set up.
Cropped a bit. Taken July 22nd, 2009 on Denman Island, BC, Canada.
Via TheKoopaBros (me)
The Pygmy Leaf Chameleon, scarcely bigger than an ant, is one of the world’s smallest reptiles. This pair is not mating, the male is simply catching a ride on the back of the female until the time is right. (Madagascar - BBC)
Tiny Reptile of the Day: Found on an islet just off of Madagascar’s main island, the Brookesia micra — or Madagascar Miniature Chameleon — is one of the smallest vertebrates ever discovered.
According to Frank Glaw, who led the team of scientist responsible for the diminutive reptile’s discovery, the adult B. micra is scarcely larger than half an inch from nose to bottom.
“Maybe there’s a potential for a smaller species,” says Glaw, who is returning to Madagascar this November to seek out new species. “I’m sure there are many surprises awaiting discovery.”