Jumping Spider

These agile little spiders (see photo below) are very common in Thailand, Jumping Spiders are formidable little hunters with superb eyesight, they can jump several times their own body length due to having an internal hydraulic system.

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider.

I’ve been trying to get a good close up photo of one these fellows for a while without success, they don’t seem happy when I shove my camera in their face. This one was on my car windscreen and surprisingly he didn’t appear to be camera shy. A lot of detail is lost due to the back lighting but I like the translucent effect given to the legs.