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The Devil's Mare by AimishBoy The Devil's Mare by AimishBoy
Empusa fasciata (mantis) - Male & Female mating.
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:icontincan6:
tincan6 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Yea, nothing like getting some and having your head bit off... way sexy... right? 
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SirDragonLance Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks like alien monster movie. amazing.
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:iconyouvegotmaille:
youvegotmaille Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
There is not enough of her to hold on to. GREAT pic. :)
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:iconthysania:
Thysania Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist
It's cute how it looks like he's embracing her, lol.
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:iconmrdragonx:
MrDragonX Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Superb image!
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:iconbahna:
bahna Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
aaa! Monsters :faint: :D
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:iconhonoratak:
Honoratak Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
They look totally like aliens! Great photo! I have no idea how you manage to take such great insect photos. They amaze me!
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:iconyurialexsander:
YuriAlexsander Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it.it's perfect!! I love this creatures,they are so beautiful
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:icondancingintwilight:
DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student General Artist
thats just unbeliveable...its something out of a fantasy novel :iconwowplz:
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student General Artist
not to the males. use protection, a helmet!
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JeremyC-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Magnificent shot.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Stunning picture!
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:iconspooky-dream:
spooky-dream Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
omg omg omg you kill me :D
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:iconcanadianrocker:
CanadianRocker Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Photographer
Beautifully captured shot. Love the colours!
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:iconflorbela-ferreira:
Florbela-Ferreira Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I love it !!!

Amazing details and colors :clap:
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Vihartancos Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here:[link] :huggle:
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0oKatanao0 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Then off with his head.
poor guy, talk about a "man eater" :D:D
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:iconsaramuss:
Saramuss Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ok im watching you now.. lol
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
lol (:
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:iconalwyn-mallory:
Alwyn-Mallory Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are the most alien looking mantises I've ever seen; awesome!!
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So this is how aliens do it. What a strange and curious looking couple. They look like they are straight out of a horror film. Greta shot!
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kisiel1992 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
wow...
OMG...
i love it :)
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:iconadardurden:
AdARDurden Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW !! So Cool !!! Can't say as I have ever seen any of these !!! Amazing capture !!! :)
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snow-now Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
wow
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Amazing shot!
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:iconprojectp:
ProjectP Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
omg, they really do look like demonspawn o.O
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:iconmetkan:
Metkan Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot :thumbsup:
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:iconiamco:
IamCo Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   Artist
WOW!... all rise for the king & queen of mantises ...this is a fantastic shot!
I love to see creatures I've never seen before :love:
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:iconcliffsh:
cliffsh Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
great colours and very weird.
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XXXTW1ST3DXXX Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
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xLostFACEx Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aliens! Great shot!:wow::D
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:icondralik:
dralik Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Excellent shot!
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:iconinayatshah:
InayatShah Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing ,, !!!!
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:iconmrsbox:
MrsBox Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:

Awesome capture!!
The colours and details are impressive.
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:iconliggles:
liggles Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
And then...she eats him.
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:icondancingintwilight:
DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student General Artist
only peices of him
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:iconrossy1:
rossy1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, what a great pic.
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Brilliant.
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honda-vfr Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
incredible. i never knew mantids could look like that. if there were aliens on this planet, they would look like that! simply amazing.
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CrimsonCorpse Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your 2 good!
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:iconharivode:
harivode Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Ohhhh Wowwww :clap:
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Exxotik-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i really reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaalllyyyy LLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEE this!!!! Fantastic shot! :D
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Canon EOS Kiss X2
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100 mm
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Apr 16, 2011, 11:51:15 AM
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