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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Praying Mantis Tiptoe

This photo depicts the effort of a praying mantis to negotiate the ant moat on my hummingbird feeder. I believe it was initially attracted to the support wire of the feeder which had similar physical characteristics.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Redding, California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © R Michael Kussow