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    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.

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    invisible spider darker hard pass_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

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    WOW! Glad your hand/shovel/digging implement missed the spider.
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    That's an incredible spider shot and it does really blend in well with its surroundings.

    Thanks for sharing that one!


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    what an eye to find him just out and about! hes beautiful

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