Striking a Pose

By Dr Tim Cockerill - (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

This male mantis, Toxodera maculata, was photographed in the rainforest in Borneo. Its rather menacing posture, combined with its long (5cm) curved thorax and the leaf-like projections on its legs and body make it a strange sight.
Competition: 2014
Insect order: Mantises