Genus Nephila The Golden Orb-web Spiders are some of the most impressive, and noticeable, arachnids you’ll encounter in South Africa. With a body length of up to 6cm and legspan of 10cm or more, female Golden Orb-Web Spiders are much larger than the males (whose bodies are usually less than a cm long), whom are often found […]

via Golden Orb-Web Spider — de Wets Wild


Where is a better place to see a Whale shark than Exmouth, Australia? Being the largest fish and an endangered species, Whale Shark made it into my bucket list and its this summer in Exmouth, I was very fortunate to swim and monitor this massive filter-feeding shark. Words cannot describe the overwhelming feelings of seeing […]

via Birds and wildlife in Exmouth, Australia — Birding Around the World

The Jumping Spider of Japan…

This video says about itself: Jumping spider (Menemerus brachygnathus (Thorell)) filmed in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 11 June 2017. This specimen was about 1 cm in length. Related articles Tokyo children’s playground closed over nuclear radiation Jumping spiders are masters of miniature color vision Fukushima nuclear disaster news roundup

via Jumping spider in Japan — Dear Kitty. Some blog