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Turning your back

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Dung Beetle Rolling Dung 1925

Chances are you’d like to turn your back on the subject of dung beetles. This one hadn’t turned its back on its load of dung, but it had turned itself upside down and was rolling its precious cargo backwards. Even in that position the beetle managed to go so fast that I had trouble photographing it, and although most of the pictures I took didn’t turn out well this one is okay enough to show you.

And speaking of turning one’s back, last week I interrupted the series of pictures from the productive April 27th field trip to Bastrop State Park in order to show you some more-recent developments, but today and for the next week I’m going back to that outing.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 25, 2014 at 6:02 AM

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