This West African buthid scorpion (ID: ...; Buthidae) comes from the woodlands near Monts-Kouffé in Bénin (West-Africa, Wari-Maro village, June 1997). Found it in a pitfall trap (open arid area). Preserved it in ethanol for a month, then for about 18 years in a dry collection.
Studio work. Cleaned, rehydrated and staged specimen, illustrating defensive posture.
Focus stack based on 137 images, assembled in Zerene Stacker (Pmax). Canon 5D mkii, EF 100mm macro 1:2.8 USM, ISO-100, f/4, -0.3step, 1/160s, natural light combined with strong daylight led, diffused with tracing paper.