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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Crab spider, on a blade of grass

Crab spiders generally hunt by waiting in one location for prey to come within range. They will move from one location to another by floating on the breeze suspended by silk. This one had gone out on the end of a long strand of grass, which was bent over by the mere weight of the spider.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Michael Ross