28 November 2011

Nephila clavipes at Bonampak

When Amanda and I were at Bonampak this September, we ran across this Nephila clavipes. It was in a web on the side of one of the buildings at the top of the temple structure in the bottom photo. With it's legs spread out like that, it was bigger than my hand. It is a female, there was a much smaller spider below it on the web which I'm pretty sure was the male.


The famous murals of Bonampak are found in the building to the middle-right.

2 comments:

Aylmer said...

She's a real beauty! I truly love spiders. Down here we get some real giants too.

Been cruising through your recent work here, fantastic as usual :)

Anonymous said...

Very cool.....the setting and the wildlife.
Lets see more photos from the trip....
ma