19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Baby Mantis in my planter

Several Mantids hatched in two of my planters. They are intelligent and fascinating, also adorable.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Poplar Bluff, Mo, United States of America
Camera: FinePix S8100fd
Copyright: © Mark Sheppard