preying-mantis
A well camouflaged preying mantis in the sand

While walking a trail behind the dunes on Montauk Point State Park, I almost stepped on this critter. She was the perfect coloring to match the dried grasses and sand that we were walking on. If she hadn’t have moved I would crushed her. She was quite big too—easily 5″-6″ long. I’m glad she stuck around so I could get a good shot!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  50mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/300″ exposure

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