They also fall on many things that aren’t so conventional in their beauty or appeal. This is a large spiny caterpillar, found on a palm frond in the highlands of Uttara Kannada. One of the wettest regions in the world, the area gets over 300 centimetres of rainfall in a year, and much of it in the monsoon months of June to September.
Metadata Canon Powershot G11. ISO 80. f/4.0 at 1/125 second. Edited using Picasa 3.8 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Taken in September 2010 at Siddapura, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, India.