Documented by an aid worker, millions of spiders took to the trees to spin their webs after heavy floods inundated Pakistan in 2010.
Besides being an aesthetic wonder, this image is a great way to start a discussion about so many distinct issues. The floods of 2010 devasted the human population, killing over 2,000. These same floods also altered the ecosystem as spiders have needed to adapted to their new inundated landscape as well. For the human population, this has had the shocking benefit of lowering the incidents of malaria since the spiders have more effectively limited the mosquito population. Interconnections...geographic information is a spiderweb of interconnections between nature and humanity.
Via Seth Dixon