16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Crab Spider

Crab Spiders are usually camouflaged against their background to enable them to capture unsuspecting insects that land on the flower they are perched on. This one stuck out like a sore thumb. The spider did eventually wrap the petal around itself.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Wasaga Beach, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Barb D'Arpino