Spider vs. Spider by rocamiadesign

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It’s very unusual to see a wolf spider overpowering a hobo spider. I’m normally hate looking at spiders, but this is such a beautiful composition that I can’t take my eyes off it.

I was out fishing with a friend of mine, when I saw this wolf spider run out from underneath a rock, carrying this larger and more dangerous hobo spider. The hobo spider was clearly immobilized, either dead or paralyzed.

Thank-you to all of you who comment on and add my work to your favorites!


2/26/10 – Featured in the INSECTS, BUGS AND CREEPY CRAWLIES Group.
7/30/10 – Featured in the CLOSEUPS IN NATURE Group.
8/2/10 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE MISSED IT Group.


TOP TEN WINNER in the Creepy Crawlers challenge in the Hosting Tutorial Class group.
WINNER of the Anti Cute challenge, hosted by The World As We See It group.

Photo taken in Flathead County in Montana.
Model: COOLPIX P90
Shutter Speed: 10/2853 second
Aperture: F/5.6
Focal Length: 38 mm
ISO Speed: 64
Date Taken: Jul 11, 2009, 4:02:56 PM

Photo copyright Shaun P. Emerson, Roca Mia Design. No use of any kind is allowed without written permission.


hobo spider, predators, roca mia design, shaun emerson, spider vs spider, ugly wolf spider, yellow limestone, ftrd2010


  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

  • Thanks, Gisela! You’re the only one who left a comment. I think spiders make people nervous.

    – rocamiadesign

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

    You may want to look for some spider groups, that may help to get some interest in your image! I like spiders.

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 4 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?


  • Thank-you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 4 years ago

    This just caught my eye! I’m not sure who has who, but it is an awesome shot and very deserving of the feature!

  • Thank-you very much.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature.

  • Thankyou. It was a pleasant surprise.

    – rocamiadesign

  • shutterbug2010
    shutterbug2010over 4 years ago

    Great capture, both for you and the spider!!!

  • Thanks. I think he had to work much harder than I did.

    – rocamiadesign

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 4 years ago

    Impressive, excellent work. Big congrats on the feature!

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyover 4 years ago

    Yikes, gruesome stuff! (But an excellent shot!)

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    eat, or, be? eaten-life-giving life- taking life-ugh our world

  • LOL! :D

    – rocamiadesign

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago

    Thank you for entering the “Creepy Crawlers” challenge. Good Luck!

  • Thank you too!

    – rocamiadesign

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