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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A brilliantly camouflaged praying mantis is poised upon a southern long-leaf pine tree.

A brilliantly camouflaged praying mantis is poised upon a southern long-leaf pine tree in my Fairhope, Alabama, front yard. I had not seen a brown adorned mantis before so I grabbed my camera to get a shoot. The afternoon sun was perfect as it gave a glowing red cast to the image.

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Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Fairhope, Alabama, United States of America
Copyright: © Susan Allison Lee