21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Brilliant Orange

Jumping spiders can have slight color and pattern changes, unique to each individual. Typically, these are very minor differences within a species, but this female took it to the extreme. I have never seen another female Brilliant Jumping Spider so colorful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Thompson, wi, United States of America
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Benjamin Gauthier