The Smallest Safari

Wildlife among the weeds

Bronwen Scott
3 min readFeb 18, 2023

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Robber Fly (Asilidae) hanging out in the long grass, waiting to steal the life of some unwary insect. Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland. © Bronwen Scott.

How it started

Somewhere else, this would be a glorious wildflower meadow but here in the Australian Wet Tropics, it is a park gone feral after weeks of rain. Before the mower came to slice off their heads, I wandered over with the camera to take their portraits.

How it proceeded

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Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com