A wonderfully ‘silk’ spun “cobweb” entraps a leaf and captures light reflected from the forest interior ~ trapped in time by the camera.

Adhesive forces have a distinct role in prey capture and ecosystem biology.

The word cobweb is derived from Middle English “coppe” which simply means “spider!” “Coppe” was gradually slurred to ‘cob’ and hence “cobweb”

As a Marine Scientist, Underwater Photographer, Wildlife Conservation FilmMaker & emerging Explorer ~ Nicks’ recent film “Colours of the Gulf” documented the plight of whale sharks and other marine life in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.

http://about.me/nickcoburnphillips

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