17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Preying Mantis

This photo is of a pregnant preying mantis. I spotted her on a fence and when I moved closer to her she turned her head to look at me and leaning away. I put my head down a little and lowered my gaze and moved away so I wouldn't frighten her more.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Finksburg, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Copyright: © Theresa Holloway