18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
A Mantis Evening Stroll

This praying mantis had its sights set on several bees that were pollinating roses in my mother's garden. I love the stark contrast of the brown mantis and the vibrant green leaves of the foliage. It was facing the opposite direction from me, but as I inched closer, its head spun right around.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Karissa Liberatore