Macro photographer Eco Suparman was fascinated while during a shoot the praying mantis jumped on a plant which was curled..making it look like the insect was pedalling away on a bike.
The 23-year old from Borneo, Indonesia photographer told sources…
“I took this photo on a Muslim cemetry in the Ambawang River village, Borneo Island, Indonesia.
“I was practising my macro photography, and there are a lot of small insects there – so it’s one of my favourite places to go and get some good shots.
“I was focusing on taking pictures of the mantis when I noticed the curled plants nearby.
“Straightaway I thought it looked like a bike – but I couldn’t believe my luck when the mantis walked over and climbed onto the plant.
“I was so excited to take the shot, but I was worried the mantis would walk away, or that the leaves would move.
“As soon as I got home, I showed this image to the family and friends and they were all shocked at how much the picture looks like the insect is riding a bike.
“I am really glad I was able to photograph this amazing piece of nature’s art.”
The Pink Toed Tarantula also known as Pink-toed Tree Spider and they are found in Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela, Brazil, Trinidad, Martinique, and throughout the Amazon Basin.Guyana also exports pink toed spiders. See photo here
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