Caring Mother

Lichen huntsman spider, Pandercetes gracilis

Strolling through Daintree National Park near Noah Creek, I noticed an interesting shape on a tree trunk beside me and closer inspection revealed a lichen huntsman spider. I set my tripod to take the picture only to find that I was about to photograph a mother guarding her most precious treasure.

near Noah Creek, Daintree National Park, Queensland

Canon 5D Mk III, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM, 4.0, f/11, ISO 100, tripod

by Jakub Hodan