When you hear the word “cute,” “spider” is probably not the first word that pops into your head. But photographer Thomas Shahan is out to change all that with his incredible macro photographs of doe-eyed jumping spiders.
Jumping spiders are unusual in that the majority of them do not hunt with webs. They have powerful hind legs and the best eyesight among spiders, allowing them to hunt actively with powerful jumps. They can still produce silk, however, often using it to tether themselves before jumping or to create shelters. [Read more...]
Jumping spiders have the best eyesight among spiders
They are also very curious and often interact with organisms many times their size
If a spider turns to look at you, it is almost certainly a jumping spider – they have insatiable curiosity about humans
Many arachnids, like black widows try to avoid people, but jumping spiders are quite fearless
They probably just want to hug you!
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