Praying Mantid

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

Mantids are strange looking creatures. This one was stationary, blending into its surroundings. My idea was to create a portrait image that showed the distinct eyes of the insect and, at the same time, incorporated a surrealistic close-up view of the head.

Goldfields, Western Australia

Nikon D1x, Nikkor 105mm macro, 1/125, f8, ISO 125

by Steve Sadler, Western Australia