(or queen, I am not an expert on scorpions and cannot distinguish genders on sighting- which implicitly means that I would warn people scared of scorpions to stay away from this blog post.)
It is not always an enviable position to be in- to be the only person in a gathering with a camera that is. Forget family/ social gatherings where everyone comes up to you asking you to ‘click snaps’ and then constantly groan that you got them posing at a wrong angle. That is harmless stuff.
But imagine being caught as the only person with a camera on a semi night safari and being confronted with a giant scorpion that now everyone expects you to photograph.
Didn’t help that one of the experts asked me to crouch on the ground on front of it and get an eye-level shot. “What do I do if the scorpion moves I asked?”, “Drop your camera and run!” was the sagacious response.
The rest as they say is history…or the story of my blog at Kanha