I love jumping spiders. They are very active hunters and don’t wait for their prey! They go looking for it. They are usually quite small but, if you look at them up close, they have massive eyes compared with their body. This one was on the couch upstairs in the lodge where we were staying. I had to relocate it as I was planning to spend the night on that couch and did not want to squash it! Scientists have also discovered that they communicate with each other, using their pedipalps (The two appendages at the front of the body that look like shorter legs), to do a kind of sign language.
Nikon D700, Nikon 85mm macro lens, F20, 1/320s, ISO800, handheld.
Location: Kafunta Lodge, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
Photographer: Arnaud Germain