Stag Beetle

I came across this set of photos I'd taken of a stag beetle years ago (over nine in fact!). They are still quite pleasing and a nice change from flies.
. © Nick Bailey
Female stag beetle (I think)
. © Nick Bailey
clutching a blade of grass I'd given it (this image has deliberate motion blur)
. © Nick Bailey
close up of its leg
2014-09-18