Wildlife photographer Pang Way shoots a lot from up close. Mostly, little critters that don’t normally catch our attention and that are so small, we walk right past them without even noticing them.

A big and important part of Way’s work is mantises or praying mantises like people like to call them. They got this name for their prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer.

But regardless of what you call them, these insects are formidable predators. They have triangular heads poised on a long “neck” or elongated thorax. Mantises can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan the area with two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them.

Typically green or brown and well camouflaged in their surroundings, mantises lie in ambush or patiently stalk their quarry. They use their front legs to snare their prey with reflexes so quick that they are difficult to spot with the naked eye. Their legs are further equipped with spikes for snaring prey and pinning it in place.

Few photographers have portrayed just how stunning these little berserk fellas are. And Way is one of them. Continue scrolling and enjoy these fascinating pics.

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Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Wildlife photographer Pang Way shoots a lot from up close.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Mostly, little critters that don’t normally catch our attention and that are so small, we walk right past them without even noticing them.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises



A big and important part of Way’s work is mantises or praying mantises like people like to call them.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

They got this name for their prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

But regardless of what you call them, these insects are formidable predators. They have triangular heads poised on a long “neck” or elongated thorax.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Mantises can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan the area with two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Typically green or brown and well camouflaged in their surroundings, mantises lie in ambush or patiently stalk their quarry.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises




Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

They use their front legs to snare their prey with reflexes so quick that they are difficult to spot with the naked eye.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Their legs are further equipped with spikes for snaring prey and pinning it in place.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Few photographers have portrayed just how stunning these little berserk fellas are. And Way is one of them.

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

Photographer Pang Way Captures Amusing Pics Of Stunning Mantises

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