The world’s ‘colourful spider’ has been captured in all its vivid glory in these amazing pictures.
The tiny peacock spider measures just 0.3 inches (0.75cm) in length – but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in its luminous hues of pink, blue, purple, red, and orange.
And amateur photographer Pavan Tavrekere, 31, was so astounded by the little arachnid, that he decided he had to show off just how vivid it was.
Pavan, from Bangalore, India, spotted the spider in the JP Nagar region of the city – and said he was ‘flabbergasted’ when he first saw it.
He said: ‘It was a riot of colours, and the little fellow didn’t seem to stay in one spot for more than three seconds.
‘All I knew was I had to take a few shots, to show other spider enthusiasts what I had found.
‘I shot an image just to capture it, and then I let other people around me shoot, as it was the first time they were seeing it.
‘But after seeing a few people take photos, I wanted to get a better image, with multiple flashes.
‘I moved over to another spot and set up a second flash, and shot it for around 20 minutes.’
He added: ‘They are quite skittish in the beginning, and never stay in one spot for more than a couple of minutes. It kept disappearing below dry leaves on the ground.’
Pavan, a photography enthusiast who works at an IT company, added that the little spiders are quite common between February and April each year.
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