19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Maternal Care

Normally jumping spiders do not build nests and catch prey on the go. The only time they consider building nests is when they are about to lay eggs and raise their young ones. Here, the mom Brettus jumping spider is guarding her babies in her nest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS M50
Copyright: © Manaska Mukhopadhyay