Photo of the Day 3 June 2008

Praying Mantis, Southeast Asia, 2001
Photograph by Tim Laman

This extreme close-up shows the business end of a praying mantis, one of the insect world's most formidable predators. Mantids have two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them. Some species can see movement up to 60 feet (18 meters) away.