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Incredible Shots of the Australian Peacock Spider

Keith Bormuth

On a walk around the bush in Australia, entomologist Jurgen Otto came across a tiny insect he'd never come in contact with before—the Peacock Spider. The scientist says, "When I came to Sydney I was a bit bored because there wasn't enough to photograph but now I don't want to live anywhere else. I think it's probably the most beautiful spider in the world." The arachnid, scientifically known as Maratus volans, is a mere 5mm in size and is capable of quickly escaping a scene ....

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