Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Insects, Spiders & Other Category) - Family - Thomisidae - Crab Spiders

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 2nd in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of CRAB SPIDERS.

Interesting Facts

> Crab spiders do not build webs to trap prey, but are hunters and ambushers.

> Crab spiders use their powerful front legs to grab and hold onto prey while paralyzing it with a venomous bite.

> There are more than 3000 known species in this family of spiders.

> The Misumena vatia is a crab spider that can adapt its color to her surrounding. The color of its body can change between snow white, egg sac yellow and green.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia and Crab Spiders

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: GOTHCHA !! by robkal


The Top Ten

GOTHCHA !! by robkal

GOTHCHA !! by robkal was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

  • Flower Spider - Diaea evanida (or a closely related species) by Normf
  • mean green bug eating machine by katpartridge
  • Lavender Fall Phlox - Yellow Spider by T.J. Martin
  • Found Lunch by Lorrie Davis
  • Flower Spider by Dawn Barger

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