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EWTC 10-04-2012 07:39 PM

How to photograph an invisible spider
I took the picture below last summer in an area of exposed sand on Deas Island, near the Fraser River, outside Vancouver. I was collecting a small tub of sand to use as a substrate for some scorpions I had just acquired. While on my knees scooping up sand I spotted this amazing spider. I honestly don’t know how I saw it...this was the most amazing example of natural camouflage I have ever seen. The way this spider just disappears against the sand background is astounding. It helps that this critter was also a little dusty.
As far as I can tell this species is an orange and black wolf spider (Arctosa perita). However, I also read that this species is common in Europe. So I am a little dubious about the identification—unless the species has been introduced to British Columbia.
invisible spider darker hard pass_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

l8nite 10-04-2012 09:12 PM

That is an awesome spider and great picture.

hgfx 10-24-2012 04:52 AM

Great capture.... Did you feel like someone was watching you?.... Those eyes!

SpecGrrl 10-24-2012 11:55 AM


NWA-Planted 10-24-2012 12:26 PM

Thing has got some trippy eyeballs

Sent from a dark corner in my happy place

PinkRasbora 10-30-2012 03:10 AM

Amazing picture, and oh my god spiders are scary...

jmsaltfish797 10-30-2012 04:10 AM

that is an awesome picture. nature can be truly amazing sometimes.

EWTC 10-30-2012 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by jmsaltfish797 (Post 2061523)
that is an awesome picture. nature can be truly amazing sometimes.


GMYukonon24s 10-30-2012 07:41 PM

WOW great shot!

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