Many spiders depend on webs to catch food. If a passing insect gets caught in a web, all it can do is struggle until it becomes the spider’s meal. In this image, an ant has just fallen onto a web. Unable to accept its fate, it attempts to wiggle its legs in the hope of freeing itself. However, this only serves to entangle it further. At the same time, the vibrations along the silk threads that make up the web signal the spider, which is lying in wait in the center of the white thread spiral. By catching the spider’s attention, this ant has quickened its end.
2019.07.13 - 2020.02.16