The pictures show the spider with its long black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web.
Giant spider eating a bird caught on camera
The startling images were reportedly taken in Atheron, close to Queensland’s tropical north.
Despite their unlikely subject matter, the pictures appear to be real.
Joel Shakespeare, head spider keeper at the Australian Reptile Park, said the spider was a Golden Orb Weaver.
“Normally they prey on large insectsâ€¦ it’s unusual to see one eating a bird,” he told ninemsn.com.