I had some fun photographing local critters today.  DA found this praying mantis outside and placed her strategically on some blossoming sedum for me.


We both thought that black dot at the top of the forelegs was interesting.

We also thought it was pretty cool watching this lady stalk, capture and eat her prey.


That fly was completely devoured in seconds.

We saw this lovely at DA’s parents’ neighbour’s backyard pond.


P couldn’t help getting a closer look.


Last but not least, I saw a garter snake slither across a pond for the first time in my life.


Amazing how the water lilies held him up.