Lurking in the Shadows

Wildlife in the Garden
Lurking in the Shadows by Pepe Badia Marrero

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Photographer: Pepe Badia Marrero (see profile)
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Wildlife in the Garden
Location: Sant Llorenç del Munt i Serra de l'Obac Nature Reserve, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


On one afternoon, at the end of April, I spotted this spider, at rest in the hollow of a piece of bark. The composition and the appearance of this arachnid would suggest it is a threat, however this individual is not (at least to humans), because it lacks venom glands. I used an umbrella to darken the shadows, and a small flashlight to create the spot of light, capturing the shot via remote shutter release.


Finalist - Wildlife in the Garden