None shall pass.


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Remember the Green Lynx spider from before? Today’s critter is its close cousin, the Oxyopes, or the Lynx spider. Red or brown in colour instead of green, these critters are a bit smaller in size, and perhaps a bit more aggressive.

Here you see the maternal streak amongst spiders, with the mother sitting squarely on top of a set of unhatched eggs. Lynx spiders are hunting spiders, so they don’t go about building fancy webs or have elaborate escape plans. They hunt, attack and perhaps execute a strategic retreat when required.

Metadata Canon Powershot G11. ISO 80. f/4 at 1/200 second. Edited using Picasa 3.8 and Adobe Photoshop CS5
Taken in November 2010 at my workplace in Bommasandra, Bangalore, India.

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