ID: Monkey Orb weaver spider with Orb Weaver catch
While I was surprised and awestruck to decode the mysterious looking Poltys and kept on framing the enigma, just a few inches away, on another plant, was another behemoth that was silently feasting on its prized catch. Usually known for its Yogic resting pose and the typical diet of Orb weavers, the Monkey Orb weaver had beautifully blended into the space of the curled up, dried leaf, and was feeding on the prized catch. With the thorny seeds of the plant, the thorny beauty had suited itself well to camouflage off from the predators and unsuspecting threats like us.
Canon 100mm Macro + Raynox
Handheld, External flash fired
Location: Nagla trail