Dancers on a rope!

Image Credit: Hasan Baglar

Winning shot in Nature section, from Siena International Photography Awards 2015.

‘When mantises are afraid of something, they raise their arms and spread their wings. It’s their normal defensive behaviour. To take the picture I attempted to touch them and this is how they reacted, opening their wings. They look like smiling ballet dancers.’
-Hasan Baglar, Photographer

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Written by Josin Tharian

Assistant Professor of Zoology by profession.

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