Culture Art & Media Photo: Fancy Tarantula Shows Off His Frippery By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Andreas Kay / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from the magical rainforest of Ecuador. Kudos to photographer Andreas Kay for not only taking this beautiful photo, but for not running away screaming at the sight of this giant purple spider. Joking aside, this may be one of the prettiest arachnids we've seen in a long time. Thank you, Andreas, for your camera skills and most of all, your bravery. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.