Image: Rampant webs (Eureka Prizes)

Rampant webs (Eureka Prizes)

2013 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography Highly Commended

Rampant webs, Helen Lambert
Rampant spider webs blanket vast stretches of farmland near South West Rocks, NSW. It is likely the webs are a dispersal mechanism that allows spiders to move out of places where they would otherwise drown. The massive quantities of silk produced create a trampoline that supports the spiders as they escape the rising floodwaters.

Helen Lambert
© Helen Lambert

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