Image: Huntsman and Quarry - Damon Wilder

Huntsman and Quarry - Damon Wilder

I found this spider under a piece of bark in Vaucluse Park. Huntsman spiders catch their prey by stealth. The fact that this spider has caught an extremely fast-running skink is certainly testimony to its hunting prowess and proves how aptly named it is.

Finalist, Professional Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

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Damon Wilder
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