Many other colorful critters at the link!It's showtime! The dancing praying mantis and his insect friends as you've never seen them before
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:37 AM on 7th December 2010
Looking like a Broadway diva with its arms waving in the air, this praying mantis is certainly not shy of the camera.
The remarkable pose is one of a number of pictures that show mantids and other insects from a unique perspective as they are captured in extreme close-up. Biochemist and photographer Igor Siwanowicz has spent the last seven years carefully acquiring, breeding and capturing bizarre and visually stunning images of his alien subjects.
Taken in a home studio in Munich, Germany, Mr Siwanowicz studies the habits and physiology of these compelling creatures, which gives him the edge when it comes to producing thought-provoking imagery.
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