19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Orb Spider by Moonlight

Every summer, these Kansas Orb Weavers take over our backyard. Constructing massive webs that often span distances of more than 30 feet! Frequently, I’ll see their web spirals more than 20 feet in the air with tethers linking the treeline, to the grass and to our back deck.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Andover, Ks, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © William Stewart