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  • Writer's pictureVicki Walsh

Macro Nature Photography - Praying Mantis

I found this little guy in my kitchen and took him back outside for a quick macro shoot before I left to explore the garden.

The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer.

These fascinating insects are formidable predators. They have triangular heads poised on a long "neck," or elongated thorax. Mantids can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan their surroundings with two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them.

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