Reach for the Top (Lackey-Malacosoma Neustria)
Image copyright Edwin Kats

This caterpillar slowly crawled up the stem, so slowly it put my nerves to the test. But I waited because I knew this would be the photograph I had wanted for a long time.  It's just so great to enjoy these small creatures that seem to have all the time in the world. Nikon D200, Sigma 150 f/2.8 macro, 1/30s @ f/10, ISO 250, fill flash set to -2 EV, tripod.

About the Photographer

Besides being a nature photographer, I am a policeman by profession. I became serious about photography about 18 years ago. Almost every hour of my spare time I spend on photography and searching for different species from insects to large mammals. NatureScapes.Net still is a great source of inspiration for me. With deep respect for my subjects, I think photography is the best way to enjoy nature. Some favorite photographs are on my website,