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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Spiders Kingdom

Giant cobwebs of Tetragnatha nithens spidres species cover the banks Soreq creek near Jerusalem, Israel. The creek water that originated in treated sewage water, are rich in organic substances that promote the proliferation of mosquitoes that serve as a source of food for spiders, which then reproduce in multitudes. Giant curtains of cobwebs envelop the creek's bank along hundreds of meters

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Bet Shemesh, Israel
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Eli Basri