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You can't look away from a praying mantis

This insect, photographed recently in Israel, is simply mesmerizing.

February 19, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
praying mantispraying mantisPhoto: Jack Guez / AFP/Getty Images
February 19, 2016 | Latest Photo

How are praying mantises so cool and yet, as creepy as robot Cabbage Patch dolls at the same time? These super powerful insects are ambush predators, meaning they capture their prey using sneakiness, rather than speed or strength. This stealthy guy was photographed on a mango tree in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Netanya.

praying mantisGuys. GUYS. You have GOT to try this stuff. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

praying mantisYou looking at my apple, broh? (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

praying mantisTa DA! Get it? Cause you thought it was just a leaf, and then it was me. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

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