Frighteningly Beautiful Shots of Australian Peacock Spider

Even though the fear of spiders is the most common specific phobia worldwide, the photos of Jurgen Otto, a Sydney-based scientist, is a good way to rehabilitate the image of these creatures. His biggest interest lies in the tiny 5-milimeter Peacock Spider, which got its name because of vibrantly colored flaps. If not for Otto’s macro photography, one would never even suspect what patterns some of these spiders showcase. [Read more...]

Fascinated by the peacock spiders, Otto even managed to capture their mating ritual on tape. Much like a real peacock, the spider first demonstrates his colorful extensions to the female counterpart. After that he raises two legs and starts vibrating while shifting from one side to another. However, if the female is not impressed by such performance, the poor spider can then become her prey. Check out the video below!

Website: flickr

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