Travel Photo: Spider in Trinidad


You know how when your headlights hit an animal at night their eyes glow? Yeah, not cool when it’s a spider.

On a hike through the rain forest on a trip to Trinidad and Tobago, I found this not-so-little fellow hiding — inside the hand rail on some steps. Be careful where you grab. The canopy was thick enough at mid-day (plus it was overcast) to require a flash as if it were nighttime. This trail is part of the Asa Wright Nature Centre, the oldest such center in the West Indies, having been founded as a non-profit in 1967 to reclaim and protect this region of the Northern Range on Trinidad. The center is high up in the hills overlooking valleys rich with forest. This place really draws the birds and thus is a mecca for birders. For more photos, check out my Asa Wright Nature Centre photo gallery.

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7 thoughts on “Travel Photo: Spider in Trinidad

    • October 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      The guide saw it. Probably knew this spot as a likely place to find one or even that particular one.

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  • October 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Hey Kevin this kind of things can be captured very rarely……… very nice pic…

  • October 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I did not see hardly any spiders in Trinidad & Tobago, but I figured they had to be there. I loved Asa Wright although I wish they had a few more trails.

    • November 5, 2013 at 2:02 am

      More trails would have been nice, but I suppose the extra traffic would have its effects as well. I wish I could have stayed to see the oilbirds.

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