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Female praying mantis eating male one by pahas

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Female praying mantis eating the male one. This is a usual process after mating.

Photo taken on the Greek island of Samos.


praying, mantis, sex, cannibalism, samos, greece, nature, insect

My name is George, i come from Greece and i am currently living in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. My profession is software engineering but i am a photography enthusiast. My equipment is a Nikon D600 with several lenses.

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  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Wonderful perfectly timed capture Pahas – I bet the male didn’t think that though…….!

  • Yeah, poor guy :-)

    – pahas

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 1 year ago

    It looks like my second wife, lol….

  • You mean, green :-)

    – pahas

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 1 year ago


  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago

    February 10/2013
    Congratulations Pahas with your feature, a wonderful job!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

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