THE EIGHT-LEGGED KING

CRAB SPIDER

DIAEA SP.

Spiders: the ultimate predator of the garden, the king of all minibeasts. I came across this crab spider perched perfectly upon the mouth of an orange mokara orchid. As I looked closely, the shape of the orchid mouth appeared as its throne with its imaginary crown floating above it.

Kimbe, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Olympus E-PM1, 14–42mm, 1/160, f/11, ISO 400, flash, handheld 

by Tiana Reimann