A female praying mantis(Empusa pennata)with two males on her back.Spain.


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  • pahit
    pahitover 4 years ago

    Incredible! What a photo! Wonderful shot.

  • Thanks!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...over 4 years ago

    I have always been fascinated by these but now, I’m amazed!!!!! What a great capture :))

  • Thank you!I think it’s quite rare to see this strange behaviour.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Daniel Rosselló
    Daniel Rossellóover 4 years ago

    vaya trio..Wonderful!!!!

  • Thanks!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 4 years ago

    Wow!! amazing image!!

  • Thanks,Jan!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Astonishing! Little do they know. Or care?

  • Who knows?Thanks for your nice comment.

    – jimmy hoffman

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 4 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?


  • Thanks!:)

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Priska Wettstein
    Priska Wettsteinover 4 years ago

    Congrats to your well deserved feature.
    Stunning capture!

  • Thanks!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • Alexandra Wise-Brogna
    Alexandra Wise...over 4 years ago

    Great catch! Congrats on your feature!!

  • Thanks Alexandra!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • KimMoore
    KimMooreover 4 years ago


  • Thanks,Kim!

    – jimmy hoffman

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – jimmy hoffman

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