Millipede Crossing National Forest Road

I was walking one of the Ouachita National Forest roads here in Arkansas when I came across this Millipede. I see a lot of these Millipedes in this National Forest.


Millipedes eat leaves that are rotting and other dead plant matter. Several eat fungi or suck fluids from plants, and a small minority are predatory. In general, millipedes are harmless to humans.

How I Got The Shot – Millipede

I was hand-holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with the Canon EF 100 – 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached. I was also using a Blackrapid Camera strap.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button Focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 1000
  • Shutter speed – 1/320 of a second
  • -.03 exposure value
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Evaluative Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm