Photo of the Day

September 21, 2016

Beauty Close to Home

Your Shot photographer Omer Shemesh didn’t have to travel far to snap this colorful and exotic-looking image; he found this Thomisus onustus, commonly known as a flower crab spider, clinging to a bloom in a field next to his house in Israel. “It's hard to shoot insects in macro,” he admits, “since they are usually not very patient when you get close, and run away.” This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Omer Shemesh, National Geographic Your Shot

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