Giant Mantis

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© Roberto Larrazolo
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A southwestern Chihuahuan Desert rare giant Tan Praying Mantis, lurking in a Lilac Bush for pray.

55 responses

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (1 Jun 2011):


  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (1 Jun 2011):

    WoW!!!! Awesome!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Jun 2011):


  • Jodi Sloboda

    Jodi Sloboda gave props (2 Jun 2011):

    I'm glad you said what this was...I would've thought it was part of the foliage. He is just huge! Great capture.

  • Angela

    Angela (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    Nice capture!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    this is just plain Awesome!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (4 Jun 2011):

    great photo!!like it

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    i totally agree with Jodi! a great find!

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (13 Jun 2011):

    what an incredible, fascinating creature! The violet flowers are an amazing contrast.

  • Sandi Marasco

    Sandi Marasco said (13 Jun 2011):

    Wonderful Capture!

  • Ginevra Radice Fossati

    Ginevra Radice Fossati gave props (14 Jun 2011):

    So evil!!!!

  • Mirza Ajanovic

    Mirza Ajanovic gave props (15 Jun 2011):


  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    Very cool! we don't have those up our way -

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (16 Jun 2011):

    Woh! Looks like E.T. has evolved! What a find!

  • Edith Itzcovici-Levy

    Edith Itzcovici-Levy gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Ewww...but I say that in a nice way. Great capture.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (16 Jun 2011):

    WoW, I never seen such an insect!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    WOW!! He is gigantic!! Great shot!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    OMG what a wonderful creature, super capture..

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (23 Jun 2011):


  • jaybee john vincent

    jaybee john vincent gave props (26 Jun 2011):

    a giant indeed! never seen one as big. nice!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (28 Jun 2011):

    Wow...that is a giant!! Excellent capture!!

  • Hoondoon

    Hoondoon said (28 Jun 2011):

    That thing is HUGE!! Great shot. Nice capture.

  • Bostjan Kosir

    Bostjan Kosir gave props (29 Jun 2011):


  • Page L.

    Page L. (Deleted) said (6 Jul 2011):


  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Very cool shot!

  • Ram Baires

    Ram Baires said (12 Jul 2011):

    wow!! fantastic shot

  • Anita Kizmann

    Anita Kizmann said (14 Jul 2011):

    Fantastic capture. I love these little creatures :)

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (19 Jul 2011):

    Great find. So often, they just blend in and it's easy to just walk by without seeing them.

  • Katia Scoca

    Katia Scoca gave props (25 Jul 2011):


  • Otilia Sonderson

    Otilia Sonderson gave props (25 Jul 2011):

    Love it!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (27 Jul 2011):

    väga hea makrofoto

  • Vaughn Lasater

    Vaughn Lasater said (20 Aug 2011):

    Nice shot!

  • Trish

    Trish gave props (28 Aug 2011):


  • Sabrina Ecklund

    Sabrina Ecklund gave props (13 Sep 2011):

    Very original, excellent shot! I have never seen a praying mantis that color before.

  • Robin Diakhaté

    Robin Diakhaté said (14 Sep 2011):

    OMG! I think I would have screamed and ran. LOL!

  • Robin Diakhaté

    Robin Diakhaté gave props (14 Sep 2011):

    But it's a fabulous shot!

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (13 Oct 2011):

    wow...great capture!

  • Tamara Jamerson

    Tamara Jamerson gave props (15 Oct 2011):

    So cool! Looks like something out of an outer space/sci-fi movie!

  • VU2UNE Unni

    VU2UNE Unni said (17 Oct 2011):

    Very good capture

  • Hayley Pfitzer

    Hayley Pfitzer gave props (12 Dec 2011):

    fascinating creature

  • Brandon Melendez

    Brandon Melendez gave props (6 Jan 2012):

    Nice shot . Pray Mantis are so cool

  • Kari Strand

    Kari Strand said (13 Mar 2012):

    These bugs are fun to shoot. Unless your me and had one attack your camera and I proceeded to drop my camera! The bug said "No Paparazzi!". :)

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto said (29 May 2012):

    That is one freaky looking Mantis, great shot.

  • Stacey*

    Stacey* said (23 Jun 2012):

    Wow! He sure is!

  • J.C. Collier

    J.C. Collier gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Amazing creatures, the mantis. Nice shot too.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles said (13 Oct 2012):

    If I see something like that I'll scream!

  • Sheryl Skutelsky

    Sheryl Skutelsky gave props (29 Nov 2012):

    Great find!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (23 Jul 2013):

    hea leid

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (25 Aug 2013):

    Wow..this is incredible, great shot Robert!

  • Christy Popkes

    Christy Popkes said (15 Feb 2014):

    Great capture !!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (6 Jul 2014):

    Does look like a honkin' big mantis, and not yet fully grown (no wings in evidence). Great capture!

  • Kevin Schumacher

    Kevin Schumacher gave props (14 Mar 2016):

    Great find...great photograph

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (6 Jun 2016):

    What a find! I've never seen a yellow one. They are usually green where I live.

  • Kelley

    Kelley gave props (7 Jun 2016):

    He's fantastic! Nice shot. Love the surrounding color.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Apr 2018):

    Excellent! Got my vote!!!

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