Nature’s Fabric- In my Backyard

I took this photograph in the backyard of my house, one early morning, when I came back from my usual stroll. At the first glance, I thought it might be a silk cocoon, which is awaiting its butterfly phase, but when I looked closely, (and I need you to observe it closely too), I realized the story was different altogether.

If you may have by now, it is a trap laid by the spider next to it, which sits camouflaged in the wall. I went too close to take the click and I was not able to see it until it gave away its place by moving itself, as I approached very close. A sudden change of perspective ushered through my mind as I realized that a ‘death trap’ being so beautiful.

The victim lies completely enclosed inside, completely motionless, while the meticulously combed cob-web encloses the victim leaving no scope for an escape. Nature’s ways are magical, and sometimes unpredictable!!!

Also, check my links on National Geographic.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Shilpi Dutta says:

    Bingo! Thats call an eye for details.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. rajatchaks says:

      Hey Shilpi, Thanks

      Glad that you observed it too…


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