This clever fishing spider (Dolomedes facetus), which can run on water, was caught with a pond fish (of the genus Xiphophorus) in its maw in garden near Brisbane, Australia - Credit: Peter Liley, Moffat Beach, Queensland; Nyffeler, et al
An adult fishing spider, likely of the species Ancylometes rufus, lifts a small catfish out of the water in a marshy area of Ecuador's Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve - Credit: Craig Harrison, Hertford, UK; Nyffeler, et al
Etymologist Piotr Naskrecki studies katydids, a type of insect related to crickets. He walks alone and at night into the depths of South American rainforests as part of his research. He walks carefully through the forest, taking pains not to disturb anyone or anything he comes across, and listens for the faint trill of the insect's wings. A few years ago, while studying in Guyana, Naskrecki and immersed in his ritual, Naskrecki heard a sound of heavy feet rustling nearby. As he ...
The spider, later named Charlotte, is possibly the biggest huntsman spider ever to be photographed. The woman rescued Charlotte from being killed and then released her on the rescue's farm. Betty's Barnyard Rescue in Queensland, AUS