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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Home Sweet Home

Shrike birds, also called butcher birds, impale prey on thorns and barbed wire to attract female birds. Here a grasshopper is impaled on a barb and a spider has made its body its home. The body has become "Home Sweet Home" to the spider.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Yorktown, Texas, United States of America
Copyright: © Frank Klein