July 27, 2011

Stag Beetle, Sumatra

Photograph by John Seamons, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

I found this stag beetle (Cyclommatus elaphus) as the sun was setting over Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra. I captured it almost in silhouette, to accentuate its incredible horns.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

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