• Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 18 December, 2014 15:40
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Today Lima with suburbs is huge and have claimed large land areas that were previously lagoons and wetlands made from rivers and springs fed by the Andes.

Fortunately there is a tiny portion protected in Lima – Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge – a Ramsar site. When I visited it was low season in regards to birds, but it was a huge amount of spiders there! This species was very conspicuous in that it was high in the vegetation, but also due to it’s incredible shape and patterns.

Do you see a smile here?

Spiny orb-weaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis)