Image: Showtime - Jurgen Otto

Showtime - Jurgen Otto

I came across this male Peacock Spider (Maratus volans) in bushland near Sydney as he was displaying his brightly coloured abdominal flaps to a female. This 4 mm spider must be one of the most spectacular creatures in Australia and I consider myself lucky to have been able to photograph it.

Highly Commended, Professional Category, Up Close & Spineless 2009

Photographer:
Jurgen Otto
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© Jurgen Otto

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