38 Cool Spider Pictures

Spiders from afar might be creepy and scary for some, but up close they are very cool looking. In fact, these spider pictures may inspire you to invest in a good macro lens and try your hand at finding a few friends around your own house.

A few quick tips for taking decent spider pictures.

1. Be patient and take lots of photos. Being up close means any slight movements can cause a blurry photo or your focus point to be off.
2. A good depth of field and isolating your subject will lead to much more interesting macro pictures.
3. If the spider is dark, try to fill your background with something lighter, and vice versa.
4. Keep it simple.

Here is a set of cool spider pictures that will give you some composition ideas. Follow the links to each photo to get more info about the photographer and the settings they used.

Yogendra Joshi – Striped Jumping Spider
Yogendra Joshi - Striped Jumping Spider

James Jordan – Four eyes
James Jordan - Four eyes

Mike Keeling – Brown Recluse
Mike Keeling - Brown Recluse

peasap – Black Widow Spider
peasap - Black Widow Spider

Mike Keeling – Silver Argiope
Mike Keeling - Silver Argiope

Andrea Westmoreland – On The Line
Andrea Westmoreland - On The Line

Peter Harrison – spider
Peter Harrison - spider

Mike Keeling – Spitting Spider
Mike Keeling - Spitting Spider

William Warby – Spider Wrapping Dinner
William Warby - Spider Wrapping Dinner

donaldmctim – spider2
donaldmctim - spider2

Martina Rathgens – Keeping an eye on you
Martina Rathgens - Keeping an eye on you

Anthony – Black Widow
Anthony - Black Widow

Stewart Black – Tarantula
Stewart Black - Tarantula

Bernhard Latzko – Spider
Bernhard Latzko - Spider

Dan – Spider
Dan - Spider

Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel – Jumping Spider
Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel - Jumping Spider

JEANDELATETE – Dutch Spider
JEANDELATETE - Dutch Spider

Rushen – Spider
Rushen - Spider

Franco Folini – Spider
Franco Folini - Spider

mantas j photography – spider
mantas j photography - spider

Dan – Spider
Dan - Spider

Vijay Sonar
Vijay Sonar

Kamil Porembiński – Araneus diadematus
Kamil Porembiński - Araneus diadematus

disparkys – Spider #9
disparkys - Spider #9

Carlos Andrés Reyes – My new pet
Carlos Andrés Reyes - My new pet

Gido – Spider
Gido - Spider

Susan Egan – Backyard predator
Susan Egan - Backyard predator

Brian Tomlinson – Spider
Brian Tomlinson - Spider

Steve H. – Spider
Steve H. - Spider

Marta Diarra – Araña – Spider
Marta Diarra - Araña - Spider

Julie Missbutterflies – Argiope frelon
Julie Missbutterflies - Argiope frelon

Alias 0591 – Spider
Alias 0591 - Spider

Trevor King – Garden spider
Trevor King - Garden spider

David Parker – Spider
David Parker - Spider

PROHeath Cajandig – Too Close
PROHeath Cajandig - Too Close

Rolf B. – Mirror-Spider – Spiegelspinne
Rolf B. - Mirror-Spider - Spiegelspinne

Yogendra Joshi – Spider Portrait
Yogendra Joshi - Spider Portrait

Renee Grayson – Funnel Web Spider
Renee Grayson - Funnel Web Spider

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