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Praying Mantis

Description:

A Mantis as big as my hand. I was celebrating the new year in Yurupari, a small indian communitie along the Vaupes River, when this giant bug was attracted by the light and decided to stay and make us some company.

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17 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Stunning picture..

great photo

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

So pretty!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

hells yeah! best watch yourself!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Fantastic!

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

jeweled praying mantis!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow great shot!

Sergio Ibarra
Sergio Ibarra 9 years ago

Cómo la pillaste en posicion de defensa

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

I've never seen a mantis with its wings extended! Tthanks for this lovely spotting.

ivanrey969
ivanrey969 9 years ago

Thank you all for your comments!

JasonMcilrath
JasonMcilrath 9 years ago

WOW!!

SunirmalBarai
SunirmalBarai 9 years ago

unparalal

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Amazing Ivan! Truly spectacular! How lucky you are!
Welcome to Project Noah!.
The size of the creature depends on the size of the prey they eat and also the oxygen content in the air is one of the deciding factors .

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

What a great way to celebrate!!!

ivanrey969
ivanrey969 9 years ago

Thank you KarenL!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely spot Ivan & welcome to Project Noah!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Stunning!

ivanrey969
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ivanrey969

Vaupés, Colombia

Spotted on Dec 31, 2010
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

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