Catching a Praying Mantis

by Rebecca on September 14, 2010

in Animal Pictures

Wildlife enthusiast Jimmy Hoffman, 50, scours the vegetation around his home
in Costa Brava, Spain, looking for praying mantises. After finding his
subjects, Mr. Hoffman can spend up to two hours waiting to get the perfect

He said: “My favorite picture is of a mantis about to catch a
butterfly. Unfortunately for the mantis the butterfly was too fast and
managed to fly away before it could be caught. I got my picture at exactly
the right moment and it was very special for me because I had waited a
couple of hours for something interesting to happen. After that, I decided
to call the picture ‘patience.'”

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