“He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survive.
– Jack London
You never know what you may come across while doing macro photography. I had stopped to make a picture of this bladder campion, but was a bit disappointed in its advanced condition. As I reviewed the shot to verify focus and exposure, I noticed this sneaky crab spider lurking on the bladders. I’m seeing these spiders a lot lately, it seems almost every plant has one hiding somewhere.
This image shows the spider in its typical attack position, sitting above the bladder, waiting to pounce on some unsuspecting insect. It’s quite the effective predator. This one is quite large, with a pea sized abdomen.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/400 sec, f/7.1 ISO 100