17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chinese Mantis Eating a Ruby-throated hummingbird

Outside the front door of a townhome apartment, along the Delaware River in Yardley, Pennsylvania, in a butterfly bush the mantis was seen killing and eating the Ruby-throated hummingbird, working its way to the brain from the neck.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: yardley, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Michelle Arnold