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TOP PHOTO  Rampant Webs, by Helen Lambert
2013 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography Finalist 

Rampant spider webs blanket vast stretches of farmland near South West Rocks, NSW. It is likely the webs are a dispersal mechanism that allows spiders to move out of places where they would otherwise drown. The massive quantities of silk produced create a trampoline that supports the spiders as they escape the rising floodwaters. (via Australian Museum)

BOTTOM THREE PHOTOS  by Reuters photographer Daniel Munoz, near the town of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

In March 2012 Australia endured several days of torrential rain, flooding a large portion of New South Wales  Apparently the spiders were trying to get away from the rising waters, leaving behind enormous amounts of silk in their paths. (via Enpundit)

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