19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Protective Mother Spider

Spiders of this species lay their eggs in the center of a plant leaf and cover it with a net. The eggs hatch and are kept in the cage until they hatch, and after the chicks come out, they are brought in and cared for for a while. The pups then gradually move to a suitable location. This was obtained when the spider egg hatched.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Chamara Sulakkhana