Jurgen Otto is a man on a mission – but not just any mission. He is an avid photographer of some beautiful spiders that likely go completely unnoticed because a giant specimen is only about 5 millimetres in length.

_X8A8895 Purcell's peacock spider (Maratus purcellae)
Purcell’s peacock spider

_X8A5541 Peacock spider Maratus calcitrans
Peacock spider Maratus calcitrans

_X8A9537 (1) Peacock spider Maratus digitatus
Peacock spider Maratus digitatus

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For more on Jurgen Otto’s incredible photographs of miniature arachnids, check out his Flickr photostream

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