Male Peacock Spider displaying

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

A male of the Australian Peacock Spider expands its colourful fan and throws up a pair of legs, all to impress a nearby female. Less than 4mm long, this is the smallest known species of this genus. It has been found only in the vicinity of Sydney.
Sydney, New South Wales
Canon EOS 7D, Canon MP-E65 f/2.8 lens, 1/250, f16, ISO 100, Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX flash (fired); handheld

by J├╝rgen Otto, New South Wales