19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spotted orange orb weaver (Araneus species)

Spiders webs are connected with fall for a reason. They are capturing prey before the cold hits to get "fat enough" to lay eggs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
Camera: E8700
Copyright: © Kathleen Listman