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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Giant House Spider

This giant house spider(eratigena atrica) stands motionless on a rubber mat after its home was disturbed. It appears to be protecting its egg sack, shielded by saw dust and other small debris.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Forest Grove, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Joshua Coleman