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Igor Siwanowicz When the praying mantis (Rhombodera basalis) feels threatened, she transforms herself into a dancing alien. This species, native to Malaysia, grows to be as much as 10 centimeters. When the mantis goes into her famous praying pose, she's not paying tribute to a higher authority, but getting ready to spring on its prey.

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Aliens on Earth: macro photographs of insects by Igor Siwanowicz A large African praying mantis in Igor's home studio in Munich, Germany A praying mantis appears to dance or adopt a kung-fu pose in this picture captured by Igor Siwanowicz at his home studio in Munich, Germany.

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