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Salmon sunset over Chugach Mountains
Osprey with Shad Fish on Perch
A Long-Abandoned Ride In the Adirondack Wilderness
Glassy Louisiana Swamp
Chugach Mountain range in Girdwood, AK
Head in the Clouds
Intricate Spider Web
Early morning fisherman up with the sun.
Cliff Park Cloudscape
Green Anole Lizard on the prowl.
Volcano peaks giving people another excuse to come back and visit.
A Banana Spider awaits his prey.
Louisiana Marigold
A Louisiana Cypress Tree bathing in sunlight.
Cypress Knees rising out of the water.
sunset at the casino
Cool Kids of Hauz Khas
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A cliff behind Lake Louise.
Sunrise on Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey
CHOPPERS IN A ROW
Caroline, 11,  on top of Mt. Jo, Adirondack State Park, Lake Placid, NY
Mother's love!
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Banana Spider awaits his prey.

The Banana Spider is a frighteningly large spider that appears very threatening. They are actually quite docile and generally harmless. This enormous spider can be found all over the swamps of Louisiana.

TAGS: Louisiana, Spider, United States

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America
Member since 2016
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2014
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: April 13, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal Length: 250mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO160
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PHOTO LOCATION Ville Platte, Louisiana, United States of America