In an abandoned vulture hide we have discovered a big amount of these spiders. This is an adult female guarding her egg sac. In the zoomed out pic, you can see the evidence of many previous egg sacs. These are...read more
Violin spiders are medically significant to humans But they are shy creatures and actually very seldom encountered. Will only bite when squashed somehow. Found this one under a stone next to the house and left if there.
Six eyed sand spider lives in sand, but there seems to be exceptions. We found them in an old vulture hide, under stones. There were loads of them. Seems they are very abundant in areas where they occur. They are...read more
This mature male was brought to me from a farm for identification and to upload on the Baboon spider atlas. It walked into a house and gave every one quite a scare. It was later taken back to the same...read more
Found this sleepy head one morning in a tree stump fast asleep. I was scratching under stones for spiders or the likes, he didn't even wake up. Only when I photographed it with the flash, did it open one eye...read more
Found this spider walking up my leg in room we were cleaning out. Guess what, I lived to tell the tale. Violin spiders are feared all over but mostly over bad rumours. They are medically significant, but will probably only...read more
This spider lives in a web burrow, normally in the ground in the Namib Desert. They utilize quarts stones to attach to their trigger silk lines. The ones photographed here have become domesticated and is living in town. The pictures...read more
This is a small snake living in the Namib Desert. They bury themselves in the sand, where they hunt lizards and geckos by day. They have a mild cytotoxic venom which causes local pain and swelling. This one was photographed...read more
There is lots of these in Walvis Bay. They follow the tourist and fishing boats for a little treat, which they always get. Some of them are very tame and one girl have spent over an hour at our lunch...read more
Female boomslang. The most venomous rear fanged snake in the world although they are very good tempered and seldom bites. Had the pleasure to go and release this one that was rescued from a property in town.
These huntsmen spiders live mostly under stones in a web sac. They are quite abundant throughout Namibia. Very pretty and docile creatures. The one pictured here is a male, which can be seen in the enlarged pedipalps.
Golden orb weaver are very abundant in the rainy season. You can clearly see the golden web reflect in the sunlight. Large spiders, where sexual dimorphism can be observed by the much smaller male above her in the web.