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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Argiope aurantia / Alabama USA

This is Argiope aurantia, or commonly known as a Golden Garden Spider or Writing Spider. She was found outside my home. It took around 40 shots to get this one, but I think the time is worth it. She is one of the most common spiders in the southern part of North America and it very important to your local ecosystem.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Pell City, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Cody Middlebrook