17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Beauty Shot of a Praying Mantis Among Purple Flowers

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

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © David Lamb