Photo: Daddy longlegs sports a spooky disguise

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Our photo of the day comes from the rainforest of Ecuador.

Oh, Mother Nature, you tricky tricky girl. Here we have what photographer Andreas Kay calls a "Jason mask harvestman" (Simambea sp.), otherwise known as a daddy longlegs with the wickedly cool defense mechanism of a false face. If I were a bird looking to eat an arachnid, I'd hightail it out of there upon seeing these features staring back at me...

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