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How Photography Transformed Spider Science

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For being mildly arachnophobic I’ve been on a real spider binge lately. Here’s a wonderful Smithsonian-produced video highlighting the role of photography in spider science:

(h/t Bug Girl)

Alex Wild About the Author: Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets. Follow on Twitter @myrmecos.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. Sean McCann 9:07 pm 02/7/2012

    Great video!

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  2. 2. HBG_Dave 6:43 pm 02/12/2012

    Nice, and I especially liked the story about Bill Eberhard’s mom and corn starch.

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