15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Footspa at the Ant Moat. This mantis appears to be waiting for prey while cooling its feet in the ant moat of my hummingbird feeder. I captured this photo as I watched patiently through my front window to see what would happen next. The mantis assumed various positions all over the feeder, and this pose was among the cutest.
© R Michael Kussow.
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||Aug. 6, 2017, 6:54 p.m.