Up Close And Personal
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This is a close up shot of a hairy tarantula, the kind found at Mt. Diablo State Park, California. Every year, the male tarantulas living in the area come out of their burrows starting in August looking for love. :) If you walk slowly and look very closely, you can find several during a short 2 hour hike along the main trails of the park. They are typically as big as your hand and if you are very careful, you can even pick them up.
In this shot, you can see the tarantula's eyes in the middle of the shot, with his legs in the foreground reaching out to you, so he can crawl into your lap.....
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From 2009 New Photos