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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Praying Mantis back lit by the sun

This praying mantis was stretched out among some golden rod wildflower waiting to grab food, and was lit up nicely by the late afternoon sun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © David Lamb