Dec 5, 2007

Brandish

This is nothing but a gratuitous shot of a mantis brandishing itself. You're welcome.

The blurry suburban background makes it a bit disconcerting; I don't think we could long survive an attack by a gargantuan mantis.

Photo source: Knuttz.net

10 comments:

meg said...

that mantis looks positively cocky, like he knows he's better than us...*shifty eyes*

Danielle Lea said...

As much as I hate bugs, this is almost cute...
see how he's kind of smiling?

Ok, blech, nevermind.

Jade said...

It's so cute how fierce they act when they can't hurt anything bigger than they are! :)

Trish said...

Yeah, I'd say this is way more cute than ugly. It helps that he is such a lovely shade of green with that little flash on the end. if he were brown, maybe not so much. And he's all like, "Ta-da!"

LisaL said...

Lol... cocky is such the word to describe them. I love how they just show off and get into that pose like "Yeah! Come get some!" lol... very cute

Anonymous said...

It just looks to me like he is belting out "Life is a caberet, old chum. Come to the Caaabeereeet!!"

Sherry SofN

LisaLisa said...

That's exactly what I was thinking Trish. Ta Da!

Nonexistant Black Feather said...

Pretty! I like grasshopper wings too.

The Cooking Photographer said...

This is the coolest picture of one of these guys ever!

Oh and I adore your blog. The beautiful orb weaver on my porch past away today and I was feeling sad, but coming here has cheered me up a bit. Thanks.

Laura

Raging Wombat said...

I'm glad you like it, Laura. I approve of adoration. :)