13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A spotted orb weaver spider in his web.

This spider lived in my backyard for several days and took refuge in a blooming rose when he wasn't in his web. I was fascinated with his appearance and photographed him dozens of times in light and darkness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Washington, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Copyright: © Aneeta Brown