Coleoptera tentatively identified as Carabus (Procerus species)
It could be Procerus caucasicus (Adams, 1817), or a female Procerus gigas gigas (Creutzer,1799)
It could also be Carabus (Megodontus) caelatus schreiberi (Kraatz, 1887).
Spotted it in Bulgaria. I remember it emitted a pretty nasty scent as a defense when I grabbed it.
This photo is part of my България - Bulgaria series.
Those are the best of the 1200 photos I took during an unforgettable 3-week trip in Bulgaria in May 2004, with my friend Susie. Some photos have been digitally converted to black-and-white.
Links to some other sites with interesting photos of Bulgaria: