Insect Photography – Golden Orb Spider

Golden Orb Spider

Golden Orb Spider


This large tropical spider is mainly found in Asia and this image was photographed at the Singapore Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. A ferocious looking arachnid whose torso is the size of a human male thumb. Supposedly mildly venomous and non lethal to humans. Its male counter part is a hundred times smaller. The web it spins is reputedly the strongest in the world and each web is capable of lasting a year. Average size of its web spans about 4 feet wide.

Photo Notes – Photographed with natural light using EOS7D with EF100-400mm.


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