13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Queen of the Web

Massive female orb-weaver a few days before she laid her egg sack. She had taken up residence in my dog kennel and happened to match the pink wall perfectly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Portal, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3S
Copyright: © Raymond Mendez