Spiders Close-Up Captured by Photographer Thomas Shahan


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.

 

Female Maevia inclemens Jumping Spider

Adult Male Phidippus mystaceus Jumping Spider

Adult Male Phidippus putnami Jumping Spider

Adult Male Phidippus apacheanus Jumping Spider

Phidippus johnsoni - Adult Female Jumping Spider - Oregon

Adult Female Phidippus mystaceus Jumping Spider

Adult Male Hentzia mitrata Jumping Spider

Adult Female Phidippus mystaceus Jumping Spider

Adult Male Phidippus mystaceus feeding on a Chrysopid

Adult Male Paraphidippus aurantius Jumping Spider

Evarcha proszynskii - Adult Male Jumping Spider, Oregon

Eyes of a Female Phidippus workmani - Florida

Adult Female Cardinal Jumper (Phidippus cardinalis)

Adult Male Habronattus cognatus Jumping spider

Female Jumping Spider - Phidippus regius - Florida

Phidippus putnami

Adult Male Jumping Spider - Phidippus mystaceus

Portrait of an Adult Male Phidippus putnami Jumping Spider

Male Habronattus coecatus

Wolf Spider - Hogna sp.

Female Paraphidippus aurantius Eyes

Adult Male Tutelina elegans Jumping Spider Eating a Red Mite

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