• Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 26 November, 2012 14:30
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s

I was hoping for a thunderstorm, as the dark and fast approaching clouds looked promising!

Unfortunately for me, there was no thunderstorm – only strong wind and a brief shower. Typical of this time of year, before the wet season has really kicked in.

It was as the rain was pouring down I startled what might possibly be the largest grasshopper I’ve ever seen. It had the most striking blue wings and flew for a short distance, and I was confident I would find it due to it’s striking color and a known landing site. But alas – the grasshopper was nowhere to be seen. Incredible for such a huge grasshopper to trick me in such an open landscape!

Altitude: 825 metres.