I was looking for a video of a praying mantis molt in order to explain the beauty and grace of these creatures to my roommate, when I ran into Precarious333’s YouTube channel. Not only did I find the best videos on praying mantises, but I also discovered a wealth of other memorable videos. Precarious333 shoots these using a macro camera, and although a little shaky at times, it’s fascinating to witness nature up close and with such clarity.
I’m itching to go out and buy myself a macro camera and start taking shots of the alien-like insects and reptiles I have been finding around Miami. This little dude was hanging out by my apartment balcony yesterday: