Photo of the Day

January 7, 2017

Petal Predator

In this magnified image submitted by Your Shot photographer Swaroop Singha Roy, a spider casts a sinister-looking glance from its hiding spot beneath the petals of a Madagascar periwinkle in Kolkata, India. Some spider species lie in wait in flowers, where their prey, pollinating insects, are likely to land.

Photograph by Swaroop Singha Roy, National Geographic Your Shot

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