• Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 9 February, 2015 12:30
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 9 February, 2015 12:32
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 9 February, 2015 12:30
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s

The only one of this species I encountered. A magnificent, large spider!

Red-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Nephila sumptuosa)

I also found a small male on the outer fringes of the large web made by this female. Perhaps it will manage to mate before it too is eaten?

Red-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Nephila sumptuosa)

Altitude: 582 meters.