20 Intriguing Praying Mantis Pictures

If insects have personalities, praying mantises are bipolar. They can look either virtuous or villainous, benign or dangerous. Even their name sounds bipolar (‘praying’ or ‘preying’). Fortunately, both personalities are photogenic.

green praying mantis

what evil lurks…. by Lori C.

Praying Mantis

Lady Vengeance by Francesco Formisano Philippe Busser

Praying mantis

Praying Mantis by Machel Spence

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis by Jeff Kubina

Pray tell...

Pray tell… by Scenes from here

Mantis Looking directly

Mantis Looking directly by Doug Aghassi


mantis by Mark Lee

praying mantis

praying mantis by Martin Fisch

praying mantis

Mantis looking back by Jack Wolf

Mantis Religiosa, Praying Mantis.

Mantis Religiosa, Praying Mantis. by Vicente Villamón

Praying for Dinner

Praying for Dinner by aussiegall

Baby praying mantis

Baby praying mantis by kev-shine

Mante religieuse

Mante religieuse by Jean-Raphaël Guillaumin

praying mantis

thinking of you by nosha

praying mantis

Oh, Hi. by Jesse Jack

mantis shadowed

mantis shadowed by schizoform

Praying Mantis - Lawn mower

Praying Mantis – Lawn mower by Lefteris Katsouromallis

Praying Mantis - Strike a pose.

Praying Mantis – Strike a pose. by Lefteris Katsouromallis

baby mantis

happy birthday, baby mantis (hello, cruel world) by woodleywonderworks

praying mantis

thinking of you by nosha

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Lori C.

Thanks for including my photo with these amazing praying mantis shots! It’s an honor! 🙂


wow…………..super nice


wow nice

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