Category: photography

“Same Same” Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina ma…

“Same Same” Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina mantis) adult females. Someone once asked me what is the difference between the gray and the green mantis, to which I replied, “the color.” #stagmomantiscarolina
#carolinamantis #carolina #prayingmantis #mantis #mantodea #insects #animals #wildlife #nature #entomology #alien #dragon #dinosaur #exoticpets #unusualpets #photography #MantisMonarch #moresamethandifferent #equality

celestialmacros: Ok, I’ve always thought that…

celestialmacros:

Ok, I’ve always thought that clearwing moths were fairy-like, but this one seems to have actual magic in its wings.  I’ve been a photographer for a long, long time and I’ve never seen any kind of motion blur like this.  It has an aura.  Its a new camera and I could have had hit some weird buttons, but it only happened on these 4 frames.  Below is what these moths look like normally:

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Snowberry Clearwing moth (Hemaris diffinis), July 16 and 20, 2018, Southeastern Pennsylvania

My babies are so wonderful 😭

Fun fact: their wings are not clear at all before they start flying. Here’s one who had just emerged from her pupa:

allthedamnbirds: project-bird-empire: Bird o…

allthedamnbirds:

project-bird-empire:

Bird of the Week! this week: scissortail flycatcher

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I canNOT believe I haven’t heard of this project yet. Followers! why haven’t you told me about these this?? Go follow now!

Scissortail love ❤️

Bird of the week? Why not bird of forever???

Scissortails are the best and I love them they are perfect. They are ALL OVER the place right now. I don’t know how I lasted the winter without them.

July 13, 2018

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower manti…

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower mantis) female “Blue” molted to adult. She’ll be sent out to mate with a handsome pink male.
#pseudocreobotrawahlbergii #spinyflowermantis #number9mantis #targetmantis #prayingmantis #mantis #mantodea #insects #critters #arthropod #animals #wildlife #nature #entomology #alien #dragon #dinosaur #exoticpets #unusualpets #nymph #macro #photography #MantisMonarch #blue #matchmaker #arrangedmarriage

“Strawberry Eyes” Sphodromantis ga…

“Strawberry Eyes” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) L4 nymph showing color this molt. Looks like I’ll have both morphs in the batch.
#sphodromantisgastrica #sphodromantis #africanmantis #commongreenmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #nature #wildlife #animals #insects #exoticpets #unusualpets #photography #MantisMonarch

“Sweet Carolina” Stagmomantis caro…

“Sweet Carolina” Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina mantis) pre-sub female in gray color morph. #stagmomantiscarolina
#carolinamantis #carolina #prayingmantis #mantis #mantodea #insects #animals #wildlife #nature #entomology #alien #dragon #dinosaur #exoticpets #unusualpets #photography #MantisMonarch #sweetcaroline #neildiamond

nanonaturalist: Scudder’s Bush Katytid, near t…

nanonaturalist:

Scudder’s Bush Katytid, near the Colorado River in Austin, TX

Seen May 16 / Posted June 23, 2018

Tested out the RedBubble by putting this dramatic lady on some stuff [link to RedBubble shop].

Scudder’s Bush Katytid, near the Colorado Rive…

Scudder’s Bush Katytid, near the Colorado River in Austin, TX

Seen May 16 / Posted June 23, 2018

“Jurassic Park’s New Exhibit&rdquo…

“Jurassic Park’s New Exhibit” Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower mantis) this adult female is always agitated.
#pseudocreobotrawahlbergii #spinyflowermantis #number9mantis #targetmantis #prayingmantis #mantis #mantodea #insects #animals #wildlife #nature #entomology #alien #dragon #dinosaur #exoticpets #unusualpets #photography #MantisMonarch #jurassicpark

“NSFW” Stagmomantis carolina (Caro…

“NSFW” Stagmomantis carolina (Carolina mantis) female nymph. #stagmomantiscarolina #carolinamantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #insect #animals #nature #wildlife #entomology #alien #photography #MantisMonarch #sexy