What Is This?

Photo Contest Feb Mar 2005

02-01-2005 // NWF Staff

 Photo Contest mantis shrimp


WHAT IS THIS? It's a mantis shrimp. Measuring up to a ten inches long, this crustacean lives in a burrow, where it rests in wait for prey. When a fish or other critter happens by, the mantis shrimp darts out and catches the unsuspecting prey with its formidable claws, which are shaped like jackknives.

Join NWF and receive a subscription to National Wildlife Magazine!
    Flickr Icon           Facebook Icon           Twitter Icon           YouTube Icon   
People's Choice Award
sunflower with shades by Hira Punjabi

Judges pick the prize winners but you pick the People's Choice Award winner in this year's National Wildlife Photo Contest!

Vote for your favorite photos >>

Certify your yard today!