21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
well-camouflaged praying mantis

Well camouflaged praying mantis. I discovered this praying mantis in an unusual location: my kitchen sink. Knowing how beneficial these insects are for the garden, I conveyed it to a plant in a patio planter, where it seemed to make itself at home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 12 mini
Copyright: © Roberta Rubenstein