Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Insects, Spiders & Other Category) - Order - Mantodea - Mantis

This challenge closed over 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 3rd in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of MANTISES.

Interesting Facts

> An order of insects that contains approximately 2,200 species in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats.

> The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer. The larger group of these insects is more properly called the praying mantids. Mantis refers to the genus mantis, to which only some praying mantids belong.

> Mantids can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan their surroundings with two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them.

> They use their front legs to snare their prey with reflexes so quick that they are difficult to see with the naked eye.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia and National Geographic

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Praying Mantis by Dave & Trena P...


The Top Ten

Praying Mantis by Dave & Trena Puckett

Praying Mantis by Dave & Trena P... was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • Green Praying Mantis by bobby1
  • Praying Mantis taken in Washington DC by AnnDixon
  • Dead Leaf Mantis - Bolivia by Jason Weigner
  • UFO .... stick bug....! by Ali Brown
  • Praying Mantis by Robert Kelch, M.D.
  • Praying Mantis; La Mirada, CA USA All Rights Reserved Lei Hedger Photography by leih2008
  • What-Cha Lookin At Mate???!!! by KiriLees
  • Praying Mantis attack by Normf

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