Blue Death

The close proximity of the blacklight coupled with the lowered exposure really brings out her textured body. Alexial is a deathstalker scorpion, Leiurus quinquestriatus.

In normal light she looks like this:


You should NEVER leave a blacklight on a scorpion long-term. The intense UV rays will eventually kill the nocturnal animal. Some pet stores market scorpion habitats with blacklights because they look cool, but they don't tell you the facts.

Audrey W, guenno and 39 more people faved this
  • Audrey W 8y

  • the.teachers_pet 8y

    Great Shot!!
  • R-Rated Birdman 8y

    Excellent image. Love the details.
    I saw this image while adding to the Sony DSC H1 / H2 / H5 Users (Pool)
    It's cool to get and give comments!
    Please consider posting this fine image to:
  • Jenn 8y

    That is so cool! I thought it was fake at first, awesome detail.
  • Dann Thombs 8y

    Doesn't get much better than this, nice.
  • dangriga 8y

    Please add this very nice photo to my group:

    Thank you very much!!
  • Mr. Sable 7y

    Very nice shot!
  • Cyndy Sims Parr 6y

    I think this gorgeous shot isn't showing up at EOL because the Catalogue of Life (our reference classification) doesn't appear to include many scorpions. I tried to add the genus and family tags which will help us know where to file it, but Flickr is grumpy that this means you'll have more than 75.You could delete a few (alexial?). . .
  • Cyndy Sims Parr 6y

    Oops, looks like this isn't in the EOL pool anyway, so nevermind.
  • Gianni 3y

    un invito di peso (valore) per una foto molto ben fatta.
  • Dad's little corner on flickr, Photoshop free zone 3y

    When I first saw this photo I thought Alexial was a plastic model. Very well done.
  • Massimo Paolini 1y

    Great image. I used it on our post - Manual Penalties from Google: Part 2. The post will be published on June 05, 2014.
  • Camillo Büchelmeier 11mo

    Dear Mat, please please urgently contact me, I would like to publish this image in a magazine and need some high res data. urgent urgent ... Camillo Büchelmeier --- München/Germany --- --- phone 004915124031788 thanks a lot!
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Taken on November 12, 2006
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