Spotted Orb Weaver

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This Spotted Orb Weaver was my very first macro photography subject on September 8, 2014. This female spider had just captured a small black wasp when I stumbled upon the action while walking across Towson University.

I was fascinated by the life and death struggle that was going on in the rose bushes just a few short feet from a sidewalk full of happy pedestrians. These two combatants wouldn’t be out of character if they were cast as aliens in a science fiction movie, but there they were, not 90 feet from a Starbucks.