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Black tarantula

Marty’s photo of the day #3897: I think the number one mistake amateur wildlife photographers make isn’t improper camera settings, it’s shooting from too high of an angle. If you want to take effective wildlife photos, you must be willing to get down and dirty at the level of your subject. Also, ditch the smartphone and use a real camera.

This is a black tarantula that I photographed in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

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