The spider tree: Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwater in one of 12 stunning photographs for National Geographic competition

Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Pakistan, 7 December 2010 - Russell Watkins
'An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many…

The spider tree: Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwater in one of 12 stunning photographs for National Geographic competition

Millions of arachnids escape rising floodwaters. Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Pakistan, 'An unexpected side-effect of the flooding was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.

Spiders escaping the floods in Pakistan

Pakistan spiders flee floods in web-covered trees

Pakistan Spiders Flee Floods in Web-Covered Trees - The unprecedented flooding in Pakistan in the latter half of 2010 disrupted the lives of 20 million people, but it also affected the country's arachnid population

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The worst floods in Pakistan's history have affected 14 million people, with floodwater reaching Sindh province, officials say.

Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'

The worst floods in Pakistan's history have affected 14 million people, with floodwater reaching Sindh province, officials say.

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I met this girl when I wrote about a flood relief camp. She and her family live in rural

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Survivors of the floods in Pakistan reach for food bags dropped by an army helicopter in Lal Pir on August 7.

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Lifeline Photograph by Arif Ali / AFP / Getty Images Survivors of the floods in Pakistan reach for food bags dropped by an army helicopter in Lal Pir on August 7 2010

Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people' in 2010... Natures floods, generally caused by man getting in the way and altering terrain.

Pakistan floods 'hit 14m people'

FLOODS This is a really bad flood that is wiping out the whole city.Big floods are caused by tsunamis or global warming and small floods are caused by a cannel over flowing.

In 2010, Pakistan was devastated by flooding in its agricultural Indus valley. Nearly 20 million people were affected, and many were displaced from their homes for months at a time. Many of the families affected lost all their accumulated wealth...

In Pakistan was devastated by flooding in its agricultural Indus valley. Nearly 20 million people were affected, and many were displaced from their homes for months at a time. Many of the families affected lost all their accumulated wealth.

QUETTA, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 25: Flood survivors in relief camp in Quetta, Pakistan on January 25, 2011.

QUETTA, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 25: Flood survivors in relief camp in Quetta, Pakistan on January 25, 2011.

QUETTA, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 25: Flood survivors in relief camp in Quetta, Pakistan on January 25, 2011.

QUETTA, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 25: Flood survivors in relief camp in Quetta, Pakistan on January 25, 2011.

Tree of spiders in Pakistan These spiders sought refuge up a tree to escape flooding in 2010 in Pakistan. Thousands of them made webs in the highest spots they could find.

Spiders find safety in a tree after a flood in Pakistan 2010 - All Rights Reserved / misteriosdomundo

Web-Wrapped Trees    Photograph courtesy Russell Watkins, U.K. Department for International Development    Trees shrouded in ghostly cocoons line the edges of a submerged farm field in the Pakistani village of Sindh, where massive floods drove millions of spiders and possibly other insects into the trees to spin their webs.

Phenomenon in parts of Pakistan - Trees Cocooned in Spiders Webs. Unexpected side-effect of the flooding in Pakistan, millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.

A soldier evacuating residents carries a flood victim to a helicopter in Sanawa, Pakistan's on August 5, 2010

Severe flooding in Pakistan

A soldier evacuating residents carries a flood victim to a helicopter in Sanawa, Pakistan's on August 2010

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