20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Phidippus audax Jumping Spider

My son (4 years old) was playing in the vine house in our back yard, looking for radioactive spiders. He found the largest jumping spider I've ever seen and made friends with it. He described this Phidippus audax (bold, daring jumping spider) as having "beautiful green jaws".

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Emma Eckert