The Golden Orb Spider - all of my current images

What better way to overcome a fear of spiders... go into the "bush" get up close and personal and take photographs, simply magnificent creatures!


What a remarkable spider.... all of my images have been taken on Lugard Road at the Peak both on the north and south side of the Peak. The largest of them are bigger than my hand and I swear to god the biggest web I saw was well over 6 feet wide! 

So far I have been lucky and have not been bitten and I sometimes get very close to them.. it is a jolly good idea not to touch the web as they move very, very quickly and I have fallen over twice in sheer fright at them scurrying across the web. 

They can be a bit hard to spot but once you have seen them then you realise that they are everywhere at the Peak.. the freakiest ones are the ones that are above your head as you are walking along Lugard Road, imagine them dropping on your head. uugh.. 

You can find out everything you need to know about this spider by typing Golden Orb Spider into Google. 

The images are shown in a grid format and clicking on the thumbnail images will show them in full size, hovering over the bottom left of the image  ( in full size ) will give a description and click on the arrow to move along.

Enjoy the images.


I do personal walking tours around Hong Kong, I am on the streets every day and I have a somewhat interesting perspective of this wonderful city I have called my home for 37 years. My private walking tours are perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Hong Kong prior to exploring on their own and for people who are only here for a day or two who want to make the most of their limited time here.

Many clients book me for their first full day in Hong Kong, they get to see the best that Hong Kong has to offer + a crash course on our wonderful public transport system and then they go exploring for the rest of their stay armed with step by step instructions and recommendations from me....

I am available at very short notice, I get many last minute bookings and may well be available even if you arrive in Hong Kong without making plans! so please check my calendar, if it says I am free then I am available to do a tour!! Simply send me a message for a prompt reply

...oh, and if you book a tour then you are booking a tour with me, I do not employ other guides.

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 If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings

If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings

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Posted on August 26, 2013 and filed under Spiders, Snakes + Bugs.