INCIDENTAL PREDATION

GOLDEN ORB WEAVER, NEPHILA SP. AND MISTLETOEBIRD, DICAEUM HIRUNDINACEUM

The female golden orb weaver is a large and intimidating spider reaching an overall size of up to 200 millimetres. A male mistletoebird had become entangled in the web of this golden orb weaver mid-flight, failing to break free of the formidable golden silk.

Tyto Wetlands, Ingham, Queensland

Nikon D7000, Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6, 1/400, f/5.6, ISO 1000, Nikon SB-700 Speedlight flash, handheld

by Matthew McIntosh, Queensland