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Rick West is one of the leading experts on tarantulas in the world. Rick is the author or many scientific and non-scientific publications on tarantulas and owns one of the most extensive, high quality, tarantula photoslide and digital archives on record.
Please take a moment to browse my online collection of hundreds of high quality images avaliable for commercial purchase.
The images on this website are merely a small cross-section of the species
and images found in Rick West's photo collection. Viewers are welcome to
use this website as an identification tool, however, viewers must realize
that although many tarantulas are colour/pattern specific, identifications
can never be positively made from images alone. Additionally, although Rick
West keeps up with taxonomic changes scientific names change constantly and
may not always be immediately reflected on this website.