Spider in the Frame

Black & White
Spider in the Frame by Minghui Yuan

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Photographer: Minghui Yuan (see profile)
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Black & White
Location: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Mengla County, Yunnan Province, China


I found a spider on the underside of a huge leaf of the giant waterlily – Victoria amazonica. The veins of leaves form various shapes, with indentations forming pockets where insects such as this spider can hide. They will dive underwater to create a large bubble, and then they will rely on the air in the bubble to prey and rest underwater.


1st place - Black & White