Golden silk orb weavers (genus Nephila) are widespread in warmer regions throughout the world, with species in Australia, Asia, Africa (including Madagascar), and the Americas.
Golden orb weavers are noted for their impressive webs, which can capture animals several times their size.
In 2012 a large individual was photographed killing and consuming a half-meter-long brown tree snake in Freshwater, Queensland. (first image) Species from Taiwan have been known to reach over 5 in, legspan included, in mountainous country
The second photograph is of a Golden orb weaver spider capturing and devouring a Chestnut-Breasted Mannikin. This individual was snapped in Australia.