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Praying Mantis on a Tree Branch

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Cleverly disguised among the leaves, this green praying mantis can swivel its head nearly 180 degrees to spot potential prey.
Photograph by Tim Laman


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Strange Love

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Photo of the Day: Green Dragon

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