12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shy Mantis

A newborn little mantis standing on Matrimony organize its own front foot. It is hiding in Matrimony filamentous petals, petals just can withstand its light weight body. I am waiting for its head to face my moment. When I captured this moment is, I think like a shy little kid praying mantis. It licked his fingers at me shy. Behind it was a blue sky, we humans and small mantis has the same blue sky, we are all children of the earth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Wuhan City, China
Camera: NIKON D3S
Copyright: © Minghui Yuan