Amazon Spiders, Up Close.

My last two years in the Amazon have left me fascinated with a group I used to largely pass over: the spiders. The Amazon is home to thousands of remarkable species, and I’m taking full advantage of my time with a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens to document those here in Tambopata.

peru tambopata wildlife

The doily-like web of Argiope savignyi.

 

Phoneutria peru banana spider

The closest I will ever get to a wandering spider.

This is just like that scene in Spiderman where they kiss upside-down right? Araneus sp.

This is just like that scene in Spiderman where they kiss upside-down right? Araneus sp.

 

peru spider

Looks like a face holding his arms up. The dorsal view of the Araneus spider above.

peru tambopata

Argiope spider.

 

tambopata spider

Argiope sp. So webby.

 

Tambopata

What better way to make a giant web than to do it communally?

 

Tambopata Peru spider web doily

Another beautiful Argiope savignyi web.

2 Comments to "Amazon Spiders, Up Close."

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 16, 2013 - 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Hello-

    Great pictures! I was wondering how the “The doily-like web of Argiope savignyi” relate to the two-centimeter-long white structures growing on trees in Peru and reported by Georgia Tech doctoral student Troy Alexander (see What Created This Mysterious “Picket Fence” in the Amazon? Posted by Carrie Arnold in Weird & Wild on September 6, 2013; http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/06/what-created-this-mysterious-picket-fence-in-the-amazon/). They look very similar to a non-expert. Thanks for your feedback, Farid Salama

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