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Winners Photography Awards 2010

Common Indian Toad and Centipede by Pooshan Deb Ma

This common Indian toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus is seen in the clutches of a centipede (Order Myriapoda), which is trying desperately to hang on to its prey. The photographer captured this drama in his own home in Kolkata city. Distant relatives of lobsters, crayfish and shrimp, land-dwelling centipedes are arthropods that are usually found in moist habitats as they must avoid desiccation at all costs.
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