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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Cicada Song


This year cicada’s song is unbelievably loud. The relentless and never ending brain drilling wall of noise reaching 120db. That is one loud little insect and in the bush surrounding my house there must be millions of them. I have yet to see a live cicada around the house, but I can see their discarded cicada skins.

Cicada shells


Hundreds of thousands of empty nymph cicada shells left on trees around Brisbane Waters can mean only one thing: a very noisy hot summer. At times the volume of the cicada song reaches unbearable levels. It seems this year that will mean almost all the time as I have never seen that many empty shells left behind after their molting transformation.