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
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...
Claudio Contreras / Central American spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) juveniles hanging by tails and playing, Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, August
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 / Common blue damselfy (Enallagma cyathigerum) trapped in a spider web, Hatertse Vennen, Netherlands, July.
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.
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.
Klein & Hubert / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag stretching on alpine meadow in autumn with spider web between antlers, Germany Captive.
Klein & Hubert / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag standing on alpine meadow in autumn with spider web between antlers and insects flying in evening light, Germany Captive.
Klein & Hubert / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag standing on alpine meadow in autumn with spider web between antlers, Germany Captive.
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.
Andres M. Dominguez / Dew on spiderweb with Grey-leaved cistus (Cistus albidus) Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, El Bosque, southern Spain, April.
Edwin Giesbers / Brown headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps) mother and baby, captive occurs in Central and South America.
Edwin Giesbers / Brown headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps) group resting together, captive occurs in Central and South America.
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.
Pal Hermansen / Inuit sled dogs resting, near Ittoqortoormiit, Scoresbysund, Greenland. Second Prize in the Nature category of the Spider Black and White Photography Competition 2015.
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.
Mark Bowler / Black spider monkey (Ateles chamek) calling, captive, Peru.
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...
Cyril Ruoso / Man with Chamec spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) holding onto him as he walks through sanctuary. Ikamaperou Sanctuary, Amazon, Peru. October 2006.
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 / 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.
Suzi Eszterhas / Black-handed spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.