Mantis photobomb


As I marched along the deserted horse trail, a flash of bright red caught my eye. The play of shadows on the leaves, backlit by morning sun, was so irresistible I decided that I didn’t mind standing in the dried weeds to capture the shot.

It wasn’t until I checked out the images on my laptop that I saw the praying mantis perched on the same leaves that had attracted me! I’m sure she was wondering what strange one-eyed creature had suddenly descended on her daily routine.




    • I love them too — whenever one shows up around the house I run for my camera. Never kept one as a pet though. That must have been fun!


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