The complex ecosystem of the rainforest is filled with such a plethora of tiny hungry creatures that many predators may themselves become victims to something larger. Here, in the humid jungles of southern New Guinea, an unfortunate tree frog is being devoured by a large huntsman spider (family Sparassidae). With leg spans sometimes exceeding 15cm, these spiders spin no webs and instead rely on speed to catch their prey. Papua, Indonesia (New Guinea).
- © Chien C. Lee
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Amphibia, Anura, Arachnida, Araneae, Araneomorphae, Entelegynae, Hylidae, Indonesia, Irian Jaya, New Guinea, Papua, Southeast Asia, Sparassidae, Sparassoidea, amphibian, animal, arachnid, arthropod, eat, eating, fauna, feeding, frog, huntsman spider, invertebrate, predate, predation, prey, spider, tree frog, tropical, wildlife
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