Jan 19, 2009

Mantis Mania!

I don't know who took these photos (though I have my suspicions). Can anyone claim them? I must know! I want to shake his/her hand and post more of their photos.

Enjoy.

UPDATE: I must be tired. Tragerstreit pointed out that the first photo has the illustrious Igor Siwanowicz's watermark on it. I still can't speak of the rest.












13 comments:

Tragerstreit said...

Well, the first one is watermarked Igor Siwanowicz. ^_~

Anonymous said...

Nothin' ugly about these guys...

Bone Artist said...

As gorgeous as I think mantises are, they always look so...pointy...

niner said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos and creatures! These are my favorites on this site along with reptiles. Vultures come in a close second.

Troy McConaghy said...

The last two look like they're about to duke it out boxing.

LisaL said...

It's all thanks to this website that I get to see such awesome photos of awesome creatures that I never would've seen.
All very cool photos of such interesting little bugs.

Anonymous said...

I believe they all belong to Igor Siwanowicz? the photography style looks like his.. =)

and they're beautiful. :D

LibrarianJessica said...
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LibrarianJessica said...

My goodness... I know we're all prone to anthropomorphizing these little critters because of the eye placement on their noggins, but I think I'm in love now. Thanks for the fab pics, RW. (I'm the one who deleted the comment above - I couldn't abide the typo I accidentally left.)

Vanessa said...

Stunning! I love mantis'.

Wendy said...

LOVE THEM! Pointy, yes; eerie, certainly; fascinating, absolutely!

shobbs said...

These would make the best greeting cards!

UFO said...

Hola.
Me gustan estas imágenes ;)
Te dejo un hiperenlace sobre el gusano asesino de mongolia :)

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Hello.
I like these pictures;)
I leave a link on the murderer of mongolia worm:)

http://www.taringa.net/posts/info/2690146/En-busca-del-gusano-asesino-de-Mongolia.html