Mantis contemplation

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

I was photographing this Mantis on a branch when it lifted its claw and started to lick it. This gave the impression of it resting its head in its hands and ‘thinking’. I could see some real anthropomorphism at work.

Dayboro, Queensland

Nikon D300, 105mm, f22, ISO 200, macro flash

by Michael Snedic, Queensland