Spider in the grass

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15 Responses to “Spider in the grass”

  1. Lobster says:

    LOOK OUT, IT’S BIGGER THAN THE SUN!

  2. Huwman says:

    That’s beautiful . . . and slightly disturbing.

  3. William Binns says:

    Isn’t this the organization that gave the top spot to a photo of a rented wolf last year?

  4. ill lich says:

    “Spider and I, sit watching the sky, in our world without sound. . . . “

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Here’s a drawing I did of a similar spider about 20 years ago.

  6. awjt says:

    The first place and second place winners don’t have nearly the range of emotional depth that the spider picture has.  Clearly the judges are smokin dope.

  7. Rich Keller says:

    Araneus quadratus for the win! I mean for the Honorable Mention!
     
    I agree, this should have won first place. I’m a big fan of the orb weavers in general.

  8. Jim Saul says:

    I just checked to site to see what won.

    I think I know why.

    “Scorpion Fly On A Leaf.”

    Scorpion Fly?!

    HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THERE ARE FLYING SCORPIONS.

    • Lobster says:

      There used to be spiderflies too but they kept catching themselves.

    • awjt says:

      scorpion flies are so yesterneutrino.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THERE ARE FLYING SCORPIONS

      Would you accept a solfugid? They eat scorpions. They even chase down small birds and eat them.

      • Jim Saul says:

        That’s pretty creepy looking, and a spider that preys on birds is formidable, but a winged scorpion… that belongs in the jungles of Barsoom, not the meadows of Britain!

        I’m assuming it’s not really related to a scorpion, but rather is a wasp with morphological similarity in the stinger… I hope.

  9. El Stinko says:

    Alas.

  10. potilas says:

    An amazing photo, which at first glance looks like bad photoshop…

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