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Phidippus audax Female jumping Spider | by Thomas Shahan
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Phidippus audax Female jumping Spider

I never get tired of these giant female Phidippus audax - such familial faces but they never get old! Seeing quite a few now that spring has come! This specimen was actually brought to me by visiting arachnologists I spent the afternoon with - check out their work here: and here:




Excited to announce I will be co-instructing yet another BugShot macro workshop this summer in the jungles of PERU! Come join us! Who knows what wild spiders we'll find down there!

Details here:


...and direct registration is here:

Join me, Alex Wild, and John Abbott for our Bugshot macro photography workshop held at Refugio Amazonas in Peru and learn the everything you ever wanted to know about macro photography!

I can't tell you how excited I am to co-instruct alongside these talented photographers and entomologists. The last few BugShot trips have proved to be awesome experiences and I think everyone (including myself) was astounded by the volume and diversity of arthropod life ito be found. Peru is really a macro photographer's dream location - the place is literally crawling with beautiful arthropods everywhere.

Here's a small set of just *some* of the amazing life to be found in the jungles of Peru taken by Nicky Bay:


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Taken on April 12, 2016