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long-jawed orb weaver spider having dinner (photo)

Hi all,

I have discovered that I really like photographing spiders... they are pretty darn interesting critters—both in behaviour and appearance. Plus of course many species are ambush predators that sit in one place and wait for prey to come along (sit-and-wait predators). The nice thing about that is they also tend to sit and wait for photographers to come along too! Even better, they aren’t secretive about feeding, which makes for interesting pictures...I posted this photo of a long-jawed orb weaver on my blog last night.


long fanged orb spider and prey edited copyright Ernie Cooper 2012 sm for post by ernie.cooper, on Flickr