21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Waiting in Ambush

This small, White-Banded Crab spiderling is sitting on the head of a Fleabane flower, waiting for a pollinator to come within arms reach and become a meal.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Waukesha, wi, United States of America
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Benjamin Gauthier