Sunday, March 27, 2016

Primitive creatures battle in a desert Puddle

On a recent trip to the inland of Australia I was able to check out  some temporary surface waters around the South Australian and Northern Territory borders.

To my surprise I was able to capture a fierce battle between a horse shoe crab like creature and what I assume are two small predatory larvae.

As the waters do not last very long the race is on to grow and procreate with these tadpole sized players fighting hard to survive. I had been informed that the little horse shoe crab like creature had been found in ponds on top of Uluru after eggs had been blown in the winds with the smallest ponding of water enough to hatch them.