While on my search for macro subjects this morning, I spotted what appeared to be a tuft of cactus growing on a leaf!
On closer investigation, the cactus appeared to have eyes and move as well!
I soon discovered that it wasn’t a cactus at all.
It was a caterpillar. I`m not sure whether its a butterfly or a moth larvae, but it certainly is an interesting subject.
Since it remained stationary, I was able to take my flash off the bracket and adjust the lighting from various angles.
What appears to be eyes on this caterpillar are actually just spots of black, meant to confuse predators. Its amazing the diversity that nature has to offer.
as if the spines on it are not scary enough!