13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
An orb weaver spider found in a field of goldenrod

I was doing plant biodiversity survey in a Goldenrod field when my coworker stumbled upon a massive spider on one of the goldenrod stems. I immediately rushed over to take a picture. This spider had just eaten and was digesting it's food in the sun, so our presence was of no concern.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: Boyce, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: SGH-T999
Copyright: © Remy Moncrieffe