Friday, June 22, 2012

Golden Orb Web Spider

Most of the time I post pictures of historic buildings or beaches so I decided to post of pic of a Black Legged Golden Orb Web Spider today.  The reason for the name is the gold coloured thread they spin their webs with.  Taken with a bit of back lighting you can actually see the golden thread in this pic.  The picture was taken to the west of Port Elizabeth in the Maitland area.


  1. These webs are Huge and I found them fascinating while in Kruger. You've captured the golden web very well.

  2. This web is fantastic.
    I also liked the busy bee on one of your other blogs.
    (I left message after your last comment on my blog.)