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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A crab spider makes a threat assessment.

The crab spider must have hitched a ride on a thorny seed I collected. I later found it marching up and down the seed where I had left it. When it saw the camera, it stopped in its tracks and slowly raised a leg while appearing to peer into the lens.

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Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Puducherry, India
Copyright: © Nishad Plakkal