Saturday, July 18, 2009

Camera Critter #67

For those who have followed my CC posts, you know I like lizards. But I also like Tenodera aridifolia, or Praying Mantids. I am always looking for them when I am out on safari...but looking doesn't always mean finding.

However, I have come across a few and I would like to introduce you to the critters as I saw them. These are to only ones I have come across during my wanderings of the high desert areas of central Oregon.





Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!

14 comments:

Snap said...

I think they are handsome critters and I love when they help out in the garden.

Jane said...

Wow lovely close-ups, thanks for sharing:)

Karen said...

Very cool shots of the Praying Mantis..

I haven't seen one of those for years ...actually, not since I left New Zealand. For some reason, there doesn't seem to be a lot of them around my place....

Esther Garvi said...

They're truly awesome!

Babooshka said...

In a strange way they are kind of cute. We just don't get anything as exotic here.

Brooke said...

Very unique view of these creatures. I like it!

Faye Pekas said...

I've never run across one of these in the wild yet. Such strange lookinig critters.

Susan at Stony River said...

They're amazing! I remember the first time I ever held one when I was very small; I was mesmerised.

Thanks for bringing back that memory!

Julie said...

Great shots. We don't get many here in Iowa.

Minie said...

great captured of these different insects. happy weekend.

Mara said...

They are fantastic looking, but I rather not meet them in real life! Great photos though

Misty Dawn said...

Great shots! Remember how many I saw last year? I wonder if I'll see that many again this year.

Shey said...

Very cool collection of captures. Nicely done too. Love the macros. :)

leonnybg said...

Mantis terrifying. Cool Photos