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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Special Dinner Guest

This Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spider, found in a South Alabama yard, is preparing a beetle for dinner. The wrapped prey will be brought back to the hub of the web to reduce theft by other spiders.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Chancellor, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Copyright: © Aletheia Johnson