Michael D. Kern / Kaleidoscope pattern formed from picture of Greenbottle blue tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) - see original image number 01482830 EMBARGOED FOR NAT GEO UNTIL the end of 2015
Nick Upton / Juvenile Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) camouflaged on a Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead, reacting to and catching a fly (Muscidae), Wiltshire, England, UK, June.
Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...
Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
Konrad Wothe / Timelapse of a female Garden spider (Araneus diadematus) spinning web, Bavaria, Germany, September.
Konrad Wothe / Marbled orb weaver spider (Araneus marmoreus) spinning web, Bavaria, Germany, 2016
Michael Hutchinson / Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on daisy. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragline and feinte...
Dave Bevan / Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) weaving egg sac, Bedfordshire, England, UK, Agust.
Theo Bosboom / Long jawed orb weaver spider (Tetragnatha extensa) catching Emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa) as it emerges from its nymph exoskeleton, Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, July.
Theo Bosboom / Water mite larvae (Arrenurus) parasitizing Common blue damselfly (Ennalagma cyathigerum), Hondeven, the Netherlands, July.
Emanuele Biggi / Great Fen / Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), adult female eating an invasive species of fish, Western mosquitofish, (Gambusia affinis), Alessandria, Italy, August.
David Perpinan / Slow motion clip of a Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) wrapping a grasshopper in silk, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, August.
Philippe Clement / House spider (Tegenaria duelica) trapped in a washbasin in bathroom, Belgium, September.
James Dunbar / Male Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) wrapping up prey, UK. Captive.
James Dunbar / Close-up of a pair of Nursery web spiders (Pisaura mirabilis) mating, UK. Captive.
Bernard Castelein / Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) on Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium August
Alex Hyde / Jumping spider (Salticidae) hunting among vegetation, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Alex Hyde / Fishing spider (Trechalea) waiting to catch a Killifish (Cyprinodontiformes) in a rainforest stream at night, Central Caribbean foothills, Costa Rica.
Andy Sands / Jumping spider (Evarcha arcuata) on edge of evening primrose flower, Surrey, England, UK, August
Pal Hermansen / Garden cross spider (Araneus diadematus) on web, Norway.
Andres M. Dominguez / Dew on spiderweb with Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) in the background, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, El Bosque, southern Spain, April.
Alex Hyde / Harvestman (Leiobunum sp.) Triglav National Park, Julian Alps, Slovenia, July.
Claudio Contreras / Humpback orb-weaver Spider (Eustala sp.) on dew covered web, Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April
James Dunbar / Male Garden spider (Araneus) attaching silk to prey, England, UK, September.
Alex Hyde / Sheetweb weaving spider (Linyphiidae) in web at sunset. The silk is refracting the light into a rainbow of coloured bands. Slovenia, July.
Alex Hyde / Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) female on heathland pool. Note wing of predated damselfly floating on water's surface under the spider. Dorset, UK. August.
Jurgen Freund / Paralytic tick (Ixodes holocyclus) with engorged body on human hand, this species affects many species, Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) among them and infects them with a toxin that ca...
SINCLAIR STAMMERS / Garden spider (Araenus diadematus) on web, wrapping prey, West Wales, UK, October.
Steve Downer / Garden cross spider (Aranea diadematus) juvenile spiderling making web, UK.
Alex Hyde / House spider female (Tegenaria sp.) in garden shed. Derbyshire, UK, March. Highly Commended in the Urban Wildlife category of the 2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition.
Jiri Lochman / Bolas spider (Dicrostichus furcatus / Ordgarius furcatus) female with bolas, a blob of silk at end of line used to swing at prey, only used by females. Bolas spiders also produce pheromones of specifi...
MYN / Corne van der Linden / Wolf spider (Venator immansueta) Perth, South-Western Australia.
Steve Downer / Zebra spider (Salticus scenicus) feeding on a fruit fly, controlled conditions.
Alex Hyde / Harvestman (Megabunus diadema) with prominent, spiky eyes, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April
Alex Hyde / European cave spider (Meta menardi) on ceiling of cellar. Worcestershire, UK. April.
James Dunbar / Male Orb-weaving spider (Araneus) courting a female near a dead fly, Bristol, England, UK, September.
MYN / Gil Wizen / Two-tailed spider (Hersilia caudata) female, Central Coastal Plain, Israel, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Alex Hyde / European Cave Spider (Meta menardi) in limestone cave. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. January.
Alex Hyde / Spider (Tegenaria sp.) in dew-covered web in limestone cave, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. January.
Alex Hyde / Egg sac of European Cave Spider (Meta menardi) suspended from roof of limestone cave. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. January.
Krista Schlyer / Green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) on Yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava) Green Swamp, North Carolina, USA. September.
Alex Hyde / Fen raft spider / Great raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius) adult female. Norfolk Broads, UK, September. Vulnerable species.
Alex Hyde / Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) camouflaged on yellow flower. Nordtirol, Austrian Alps, July.
MD Kern / Palo Alto JR Museum / Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus) spider walking silhouetted against light, captive.
Stephen Dalton / Close up of Jumping Spider (Philaeus chrysops) Corfu, Greece, May.
Stephen Dalton / Jumping spider (Philaeus chrysops) jumping, Corfu, Greece, sequence 3 of 4
Stephen Dalton / Jumping spider (Philaeus chrysops) jumping, Corfu, Greece, sequence 4 of 4.
Alex Hyde / Baboon Spider (Pterinochilus murinus) in aggressive posture, photographed on a white background. Captive, originating from Africa.