I am Julian Kamzol from Germany, a passionate macro photographer, specialized in arachnids and insects. It all started at the age of 12 when I got my first tarantula. Since then, my collection has grown to a stable 150. Anatomically they’re all alike, but that’s about the only characteristic they share. With nearly a 1000 species described, tarantulas exhibit a variety of colors, patterns, behaviors, and lifestyles. They were intriguing at first glance, but after further inspection, I became impressed by their hidden beauty. It was exactly that feeling, combined with a lack of exposure, which made me decide in 2015 to specialize in high-quality photography of tarantulas. In my quest to inform and inspire people around the world, I have been working on perfecting my technical skills and observations in a variety of collaborative projects with enthusiasts and scientists.