These spectacular ‘mirror spiders’ have silvery ‘scales’ that grow and shrink

These spectacular ‘mirror spiders’ have silvery ‘scales’ that grow and shrink

For the last several years Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay has been documenting the life of the mirror spider, an unusual arthropod whose abdomen is covered in bright reflective panels that appear almost metallic. Bay recently noticed that some of the spiders exhibit unusual behavior in addition to their shiny appearance: apparently the spiders are able manipulate the mirrors in situations where they might feel threatened. In some instances the gaps between the silver plates almost completely disappear creating a larger reflective surface.

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