04 February 2013
Costa Rica vacation, Part 3
A golden silk orb-weaver that we came across in Costa Rica while exploring the jungle in Manuel Antonio National Park. According to what I've read, the females of this species are larger than the males. This lovely specimen was about two inches long -- huge! -- so I'm assuming it's a she. Thankfully, she was too absorbed in her meal to notice me snapping her picture.
I'll post another vacation picture tomorrow.