Insect Photography – 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.