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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A surprised looking praying mantis among purple flowers

A praying mantis hides in some purple wildflowers, waiting for prey that feeds on the nectar. Wildflowers are great places to look for a praying mantis.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © David Lamb