13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Praying mantis enjoying her breakfast on a seedum plant

I was watering our flowers at our home in Virginia when I spotted this female praying mantis on the hunt, and then captured this photo when she was enjoying her catch, a carpenter bee. It was wonderful to watch her, a beautiful circle of life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Alexandria , Virginia, United States of America
Copyright: © Rocky Orfila