Predator and prey...!

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crowley213 Contributing Member • Posts: 991
Predator and prey...!

Predator and prey in the poor mans version of "the lion at the waterhole"...!

The main actors... Mantis, the predator... Bumblebee, the strong and lucky prey... Honeybee, the not so strong and lucky prey!

All shots taken with my X-T3 and the 50-140mm.

While honeybees and bumblebees are normal visitors at our hummingbird feeders there appeared suddenly a "new visitor".

The bumblebee was attacked and captured 3 times (!!!) by the mantis but could free itself again every time!

The honeybee was not so lucky, it was captured and ended directly as lunch for the mantis!

It took the mantis not even 15 min to eat the honeybee!

Final group picture... the predator, the lucky prey and the not so lucky prey!

Fascination nature!


 crowley213's gear list:crowley213's gear list
Fujifilm X100T Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8R LM WR +1 more
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