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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist D, Tamron SP 90mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 13:48
Viewed: 5864
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While camping in the Sahara, these guys were all over the place. When at a base, I saw a beetle that looked nothing like this and it was a called a "Scarab". Out in the desert, there were ones like these. I was told that these were "Scarab" or "Scarabaeidae". Perhaps they were beetles of the same family.

I slept in a sleeping bag on the bare sound and thought that I had spent the night alone, but each morning I woke up to foot print tracks from these guys all around me!

Black must be the worst color for anything that is in the desert sun. I wonder why they were not yellow like the scorpions and lizards.

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Hello Dan.
I like the pattern on the sand, it looks like it tryes to walk on its tips, to avoid high temperature...I would not like to be black on hte Sahara, but I am sure there is some kind of reason for that :)
Clear and nice photograph, thanks.

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