Came across this tarantula on the trail around 1:00pm. Fairly large.
Caminando por el suelo de una selva baja
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 19th November 2013
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
Endemic to Costa Rica. Enticed out of her burrow by the guide rustling at the entrance to imitate potential prey. These can live up to 30 years.
Tarantulas comprise a group of often hairy and very large arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been identified. This article only describes members of Theraphosidae, although some other members of the same suborder are commonly referred to as "tarantulas". Most species of tarantulas are not dangerous to humans, and some species have become popular in the exotic pet trade.