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The skyline of Columbus, Ohio at night
A girl stops for a smile atop the jungle gym
A child enjoying an age-old pastime
Reflection of life while visiting Yates Mill Park
An African lion surveying his domain
A photographer never rests
A nesting bald eagle
Blue Eyes
The Escheresque architecture of the Wyandotte Building
John Deere gas pump on the side of the road
American Flag on the front of LeVeque Tower
Questing female Dermacentor variabilis
A day in Seattle
Los Angeles
Sheet music
Looking down 3rd Street at Night
Purple Fog Over The Blue Ridge Mountains
Follow Me - Lions cubs
Flowing Beauty
Paddle Fast, Little Ferry Boat
My Shangri-La
Cherry Blossom Time in the District
The Blue Hour
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Questing female Dermacentor variabilis

This female American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) is questing or waiting for a host to come by and brush up against her. Once on a host, she will then find a place to feed and possibly transmit infectious agents.

TAGS: New Jersey

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Cranford, New Jersey, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Jim Occi.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
Total Views: 23
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: June 20, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D300
Shutter Speed: 1/160
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Cranford, New Jersey, United States of America