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Spiny Orb-Weaver Spider by melvynyeo Spiny Orb-Weaver Spider by melvynyeo
Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_or…
Spiny orb-weavers is a common name for Gasteracantha, a genus of spiders. They are also commonly called Spiny-backed orb-weavers, due to the prominent spines on their abdomen (cf. genus Isoxya). These spiders can reach sizes of up to 30mm in diameter (measured from spike to spike). Although their abdomen is shaped like a crab shell with spikes, it is not to be confused with a crab spider.

Orb-weavers' bites are generally harmless to humans.
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. i can't think of a way to make this picture any better. Excellent focus and framing, and a really cool subject.
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siegeshot Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
I'm in love!!! <3 what a cutie! 
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suenos-de-colores Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
That looks WICKED! :)
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epicmeerkat99 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it
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estuoh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wolverine spider? Anyone?
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robospyder Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student General Artist
nopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenope....jk xD I love it!
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EyeUnusual Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Batman? Awesome!
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:iconzergmarex:
zergmarex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
He hunts.... FOR JUSTICE! Humans killed his parents by boot and now he fights to save the other spiders from the same fate!
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andy204 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
there are many of them near our school! but i really wonder why the people there call that "BATMAN." 
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poyoe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
This is a really nice photo! I really love insects/arachnids. There are similar ones back at my home! They're white spiny orbs and they look like they've got skulls engraved onto their backs.
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Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Omg, horn-like thingies spines on its body. :O That's both cool and creepy.
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:iconziggy-foxcat:
Ziggy-FoxCat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
...Pika-spider... O.O
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DragonRoseArt123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Hate to find that thing in my boot! Anyway, great shot!
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Brys-Silver-Magpie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
O_O This is nightmare inducing, but I can't look away.
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Pupil-Of-Plato Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
funky
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:iconp4st3l-tr4sh:
P4st3l-Tr4sh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What nature has to offer is so beautiful!
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Kazikasaurus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoooooaaa.
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:iconbatium:
Batium Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Cool...but i'd still stomp on it
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:iconskyrispy:
Skyrispy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Every life has a soul no Matter how small
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:iconp4st3l-tr4sh:
P4st3l-Tr4sh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SON OF A BITCH O_O
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MellowSunPanther Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a strange but unique spider.  It looks like it has another set of eyes in the middle of its body (under the yellow pattern on the back).
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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ephane Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Woah, scary little guy. Amazing shot :meow:
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Skvaderflight Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Woooow, that yellow little spot at his side looks just like an eye. What a gorgeous, creepy little creature!
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Adr1anP3laj Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
One of the coolest looking spiders ever :3
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BroJoe2015 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Cool
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wigglebees Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Filmographer
it looks kinda like a dragon head xD
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Psychorror Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wolverine and Spider-Man make babies.
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CrystalWolf953 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
To be honest that is the best looking spider ever. I'm more fascinated by it than scared. If I see a normal spider I flip shit but I wonder how I would react to this little guy.
And this is an amazing photo to be taken at night. I thought it was a day photo
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Didj Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Holy crap! God be all like "How can I make spiders scarier? I know, I'll give one big demonic horns sticking out of its back".
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TheHindenburg Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2015
I love these types of spiders! I saw one in florida once it's awesome!  :)
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raptorkil Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
That looks like a decapitated Stygimoloch's head... on legs
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Tracy4angel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
I love the format of the body!
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Cool!
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edardox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ITS WOLVERINE!!!
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Zyvraen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nice one! I used to collect those kind of spiders at school when I was a kid, then we battle it with my classmates xD
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Axion23 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what a great shot
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GamerFanS-C Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This spider looks like something straight out of a video game! Wow! 
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DrakuneShadar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot ^^ cute little spider too
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really pretty, contrasting colours. His butt reminds me of X-men's Wolverine face with his mask on.
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ojuditho Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Looks like Wolverine
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Isagrafie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible beautiful!
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driscoldevil Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
That's beautiful, now please kill it.
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sanduca94 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Writer
My God! I am afraid of spiders, but i love the photo!
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