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12月 26 2007

Stick Mantid, Cameroon, 2006

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20071226.Stick Mantid, Cameroon, 2006

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/stick-mantid-cameroon.html

Stick Mantid, Cameroon, 2006
Photograph by Mark Moffett

Most of the roughly 1,800 species of mantids—often called praying mantises—spend their time sitting and waiting, seemingly at prayer. These highly skilled hunters and masters of disguise have fascinated humans for thousands of years; the ancient Greeks first used the term mantis, meaning "prophet."

(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Mantids: Armed and Dangerous," January 2006, National Geographic magazine)

 

译文:

静止的螳螂,喀麦隆,2006
摄影:Mark Moffett

大约1800种螳螂中的大多数——通常称之为合掌螳螂——把它们的时间花在坐等上,看起来就像在祈祷。这些高度熟练的猎手兼伪装大师已经使人类着迷了几千年;古希腊最早使用“螳螂”这个词来表示“先知”。

(文字改编和照片来源于《螳螂:武装与危险》(2006年1月,国家地理杂志)未发表部分)



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