13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Praying mantis observed on a rose in my backyard.

I went outside on a sunny autumn's day with my camera in the hope of capturing an interesting shot. I was fortunate enough to spy a large female praying mantis on one of our roses.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Camera: Canon EOS 1200D
Copyright: © Matthew Powell