Sumary of 15 Winning Photos Of Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2021:
- Urban Wildlife Winner The spider room, Winner, Urban Wildlife category: a venomous Brazilian wandering spider hiding under .
- Photo: Gil Wizen, Israel/Canada – Wildlife Photographer of the Year Imagine looking under your bed — and finding second-most-venomous spider in the world, which is also one of the world’s largest true spiders — sitting there guarding a thousand baby spiders that hatched from an egg sac.
- After noticing tiny spiders all over his bedroom, Gil looked under his bed to find it guarding its brood.
- Before safely relocating it outdoors, he photographed the human-hand-sized Brazilian wandering spider using forced perspective to make it appear even larger.
- Brazilian wandering spiders roam forest floors at night in search of prey such as frogs and cockroaches.
- Spiders of the genus Phoneutria suffer from a bad reputation due to the high potency of their venom but also for their defensiveness.