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Incredible Mantis Pictures Round II

These come from photographer Igor Siwanowicz. Absolutely spectacular. Check out tons of his incredible work here.

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Idolomantis diabolica

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Unidentified

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Idolomantis diabolica


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Pnigomantis

Comments

  1. #1 Jenbug
    September 21, 2007

    Possibly because I just watched ‘The Rabbit of Seville’ for the first time in twenty years yesterday, the dialobica on top looks like it’s about to launch into some incredibly moving Aria.

    Or conversely ‘Viva Las Vegas,’ by The King.

  2. #2 ssmith
    September 21, 2007

    Fantastic!!!

  3. #3 Jerry
    September 21, 2007

    All I can say is WOW!!!

  4. #4 Mrs Tilton
    September 21, 2007

    Janey feckin’ mac, these pics are incredible! That first I. diabolica in particular is like an alien samurai come to decapitate us. And do you know what? If a murderous alien samurai turned up and it were that beautiful, all I could say would be: g’wan then, chop my head off!

  5. #5 Mus
    September 21, 2007

    Sweet jumping monkeys! I’m speechless.
    I actually modified the other Idolomantis diabolica (the one with the yellow background) into my wallpaper, and it looks absolutely awesome! I think I have just found my new favorite insect.

  6. #6 arachnophile
    September 22, 2007

    YAY! More people are learning of the greatness that is The Igor. ;) I’m almost ready to build a temple to this guy.

    He’s also got a great deviantART gallery. I couldn’t find this link yesterday.

    http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/

    This guy’s work always blows me away. I’ve spent a lot of time around creepy-crawlies and taking macro photos. I have no idea how he gets such AMAZING shots.

    *immature aside* He’s cute too. ;)

  7. #7 Chad
    September 24, 2007

    Those are very scary looking creatures. I’m thankful that they’re very small, otherwise…

  8. #8 Emma
    April 3, 2008

    The second one is a spiny flower mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii), I’ve got 4 of them. Great pics.

  9. #9 evden eve nakliyat
    May 12, 2008

    very nice thanks…

  10. #10 cet
    March 19, 2009

    thnx you turk isi tesekkur :) siz boyle pr yapın biz hep tesekkur ederiz

  11. #11 Kelebek
    March 22, 2009

    wow nice

  12. #12 neon tabela
    April 27, 2009

    The modified the other Idolomantis diabolica (the one with the yellow background) into my wallpaper, and it looks absolutely awesome…

  13. #13 swinger
    January 12, 2010

    thanks

  14. #14 arkadaş
    November 5, 2010

    Possibly because I just watched ‘The Rabbit of Seville’ for the first time in twenty years yesterday, the dialobica on top looks like it’s about to launch into some incredibly moving Aria.

  15. #15 çiftiz
    November 5, 2010

    Harika bir fikir! Bu eğlenceli!

  16. #16 mhdd
    July 1, 2012

    I love mantis
    thank you

  17. #17 Jewell Grovier
    July 2, 2012

    If it’s not “Frankenstein” it’ll be some other classic a single or another hates, and that is OK of course…at least the kids who tackle it can say why they hated it! We didn’t should read that again in HS, I have hardly ever attempted it. I know we had to study “Moby Dick” and i slogged by means of it and hated it. Yet decades later I attempted it all over again and discovered much to my surprise that I liked ita lotit actually resonated after I’d been through history and religion-in-literature in college.

  18. #18 Kaitlin Deprez
    July 2, 2012

    I stopped using Google Anayltics and moved to piwik so my data wasn’t shared with Google. On the other hand I really miss the goals aspect of GA.