13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Little Jumping Spider

A jumping spider, smaller than a chocolate chip, sits on a begonia flower petal. I did not travel far and wide, or to any remote corners of the Earth, to capture this photo. I actually took it in my hometown of Tewksbury, NJ, USA. Not glamorous, I know. But the reality is, some of the most magnificent and beautiful creatures can be found right in your own backyard.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2015
Photo Location: Tewksbury, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Barbara Storms
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