I got a chance to get up close and personal with a very large praying mantis this past weekend in Southern MD. Many people are completely creeped out by these interesting creatures but I honestly think in these photos he’s (she’s??) just a little cutie! The little tiny black eyes are so expressive. It wasn’t all that happy to have me nearby but it didn’t move away. Mostly it just kept a close eye on me as I moved around to capture different angles.
Here are three of my favorite images. In this first one I really think it looks a little bashful.
And in this one I find the brown coloring around the eye really beautiful. Though I must admit the mouth area does creep me out just a bit…
What do you think? Creepy or Cute? Leave me a comment below!