17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Love Interrupted

An fishing spider (Ancylometes sp) has grabbed a female frog which happened to be in amplexus with a male. The male frog hangs on to the female while the spider begins to eat. Perhaps the male was hoping the female frog might still escape. Eventually the male frog realized he was in a dangerous place and escaped.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: N/A, Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Anton Sorokin