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
Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...
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.
Lucas Bustamante / Labiated rainfrog (Pristimantis labiosus) feeding on spider prey, Mashpi, Pichincha, Ecuador
Phil Savoie / Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) bringing Crab spider (Misumena vatia) prey to nest, Monmouthshire Wales, UK, May.
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
Nick Upton / Female House spider (Tegenaria sp.) at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall, Somerset, UK, September.
Nick Upton / Running foliage spider / Spiny-legged sac spider (Liocranum rupicola), a nationally scarce species in the UK, hunting at night in an old stone wall, Wiltshire, UK, September.
Nick Upton / Common lace weaver / Lace-webbed spider (Amaurobius similis) male in its web in an old stone wall at night, Wiltshire, UK, September.
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...
Brian 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.