Macro Monday: juvenile praying mantis

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

Take a look at who paid me a visit this past week! This juvenile praying mantis, about half the size of an adult praying mantis, was on my window screen. It moved when I got outside.

Macro Monday: juvenile praying mantis
Macro Monday: juvenile praying mantis

And then it kept moving after that, not liking me taking its picture one bit.

Close-up of a praying mantis
Close-up of a praying mantis

This is probably the best photo I got out of it. Not the most cooperative subject for sure.

Macro Monday: green praying mantis
Macro Monday: green praying mantis

16 thoughts on “Macro Monday: juvenile praying mantis

  1. I really like watching praying mantises (manti?). I found them often around my yard in Colorado, but haven’t seen them where I live now. Good job on the photos!

    • Thank you very much! They’re big insects but it doesn’t make them easier to photograph since they don’t like the camera too close to them.

    • When you look at a praying mantis, you can easily understand why bugs have been such an inspiration to envision what scary aliens would look like.

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