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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
THE MANTIS SHEDDING SKIN

Image shows the Mantis shedding old skin seen in transparent white which is in his exact shape.In growing process of Mantis old skin dose not grow with him hence he sheds it and grows further as seen here.The Mantis is seen here almost out with his grown body.A rare shot of the process.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: kolhapur, India
Camera: Canon EOS 1200D
Copyright: © subhash purohit