Paralytic tick (Ixodes holocyclus) with engorged body on human hand, this species affects many species, Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) among them and infects them with a toxin that causes paralysis sometimes death. Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. November 2012. Second Place in the Man and Nature portfolio category of the Terre Sauvage Nature Images Awards 2015, and winner of the IUCN bursary award.