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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A wolf spider lies on the bank of the Olentangy River in Columbus, OH

A wolf spider sits on the bank in a stagnant portion of the river, partially supported by the surface tension of the water. A dead water bug resting on the surface, no larger than a mosquito, provides some context for the size of the spider. Another tiny insect, which I did not notice at the time, is visible below the thorax

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Joseph Costanzo