19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
You looking at me?

Living close to woodlands has its benefits. I encountered this beautiful praying mantis on my deck, one morning and was able to get fairly close before it moved on. It looked at me discouragingly while I tried to capture it’s features close-up. Loved how its green body popped in front of the grey canvas

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: iPhone SE (2nd generation)
Copyright: © Trevor Holland