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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 - Salticidae - Jumping Spiders

This challenge closed almost 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 10th 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 JUMPING SPIDERS.

Interesting Facts

> The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species.

> Jumping spiders have good vision and use it for hunting and navigating. They are capable of jumping from place to place, secured by a silk tether.

> Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes with very large anterior median eyes.

> Their well-developed internal hydraulic system extends their limbs by altering the pressure of body fluid (hemolymph) within them. This enables the spiders to jump without having large muscular legs like a grasshopper. Most jumping spiders can jump several times the length of their body. When a jumping spider is moving from place to place, and especially just before it jumps, it tethers a filament of silk (or dragline) to whatever it is standing on. Should it fall for one reason or another, it climbs back up the silk tether.

> Jumping spiders are active hunters, which means that they do not rely on a web to catch their prey. Instead, these spiders stalk their prey. They use their superior eyesight to distinguish and track their intended meals, often for several inches. Then they pounce, giving the insect little to no time to react before succumbing to the spider’s venom. They are capable of learning, recognizing, and remembering colors.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

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 posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

PLEASE ADD YOUR IMAGE TO THE GROUP, IMAGES THAT ARE NOT ADDED TO THE GROUP WILL RISK NOT BEING FEATURED IF YOU WIN

Cover Image: lil monster by katpartridge

Completed

The Top Ten

lil monster by katpartridge

lil monster by katpartridge was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

  • " Don King" Jumping Spider by robkal
  • black and white by davvi
  • Secret Spidey by Jennifer Lam
  • Boris the Spider or Arachnid by vigor
  • Jumping Spider by Eric Ford
  • "Not Sharing My Lunch" by Coniferous
  • Hello; Regal Jumping Spider by leih2008

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