Spiny orb-weaver spider
Also known as the Northern jewelled spider (Gastercantha fornicata)
Northern St Andrew's cross spider
Phloguis sp. tarantula
Desert Wolf spider
Two-coloured wolf spider
This Two-coloured wolf spider is surely one of Australia's most beautiful Wolf spiders. I photographed this big girl in the Great Sandy Desert, a remote and arid area of Western Australia on the home stretch of a long wildlife and photo filled journey - stay tuned! #Hoggicosa #hoggicosabicolor #desert #wolfspider #Australia #Wildlifeplanet #nature #arachnid #spider #WesternAustralia #macro
Trapdoor spider (unknown sp)
This is likely a male spider, found out in the open roaming in search of a female mate.
This Trapdoor spider is awaiting passing prey items upon which it will quickly pounce and drag back into the depths of its burrow to consume.
Wolf spider (unknown sp)
This Wolf spider has captured a smal beetle. Photographed in Davies Creek National Park, Queensland.
This large scorpion crawled over my hand one night in the Simpson desert whilst I was photographing a much friendlier looking Knob-tailed gecko.
This elegant spider waits patiently to cast its net - a web construct - at a passing prey item, think Roman gladiator with predatory motives.
A beautiful relative of the more widely known Redback spider from the open woodlands of north Queensland.
This cute looking jumping spider is hunting in the leaf litter of the monsoon forest floor - its quarry are ants that it somewhat resembles.
This master of ambush is sat outside the enterance to its den, a construct of web and a folder leaf.
Green jumping spider
This adult male Green jumping spider's pedipalps reminded me of windscreen wipers as they played back and forth over the spider's eyes.
A lethal hunter stalks its prey over green foliage.
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