They sure can blend in with their surroundings... nice pictures!
When a Mantis has its front legs(feet) together, it looks like it's praying. But really, it's preying!! ;-)
Someone showed on a blog how one of these insects killed a hummingbird. I didn't know they were meat eaters.
These mantis insects, which I photographed, belongs to small type. They eat small insects.
Fantastic captures. If not for the title of the post, I would not have recognized them.