Unusual behavior discovered in macro photographs of mirror spiders

Unusual behavior discovered in macro photographs of mirror spiders

The mirror spider is a spider species out that reflects its surroundings. This amazing species was captured in a gorgeous series of macro photographs by photographer Nicky Bay.

The Singapore-based photographer has spent the last several years documenting the lives of mirror spiders. Their abdomen are distinct in that they’re covered in reflective panels that mirror the surrounding environment. Armed with his macro lens, Bay was able to discover some unusual behaviors in these rare critters. They seem to be capable of manipulating their ‘mirrors’ depending on the situation. Sometimes their silver panels even disappear completely! Check out some of the fantastic shots below and find more on Flickr.

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