Tiger leech

Tiger leech

C021/6198 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ALEX HYDE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tiger leech (Haemadipsa picta) feeding on human blood. Leeches attach themselves to the skin using suckers and create a wound with their three sharp jaw plates. Their saliva contains hirudin, a chemical which prevents the blood from clotting. Photographed in Maliau Basin, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, annelid, biological, biology, black background, bloodsucking, borneo, ectoparasite, fauna, feeding, haemadipsa picta, haematophagus, heatophagus, hermaphrodite, hirudinea, human body, leech, malaysia, maliau, maliau basin, medical, medicine, nature, oligochaete, one person, parasite, parasitic, people, sabah, skin, sucking, terrestrial, tiger leech, toe, tropical, wildlife, worm, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.