2021—Charlotte’s Web

We called her Charlotte when we found her busily constructing a huge web between the posts of Covered Bridge No. 51 in Jackson, New Hampshire. When I realized the background was the fall colors on the banks of the Ellis River, I knew I had to photograph her. I used my Nikkor Z70-200MM lens to capture the intricacies of her legs and of the web as she spun concentric strands that connected the radial lines of the delicate silk.