Sunday, August 30, 2009

Nephila pilipes (人面蜘蛛)

As we described in our last blog. The Chinese name for the Nephila pilipes is "Human Face Spider". This weekend, we got a chance to photograph the spider from its back. The spider usually has its head pointed downward. I flipped the picture 180 degree, so you can see better the human face on its back.

3 comments:

shu said...

This is incredible. It does look like a human face!

Amit Varde said...

That is awesome - and what an appropriate name for the spider.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Amazing! Great capture, and perfect name for this critter.

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