Mantis takes ride on rare blue viper’s head
By Taniya Dutta
A bright green mantis looks like it is going for a ride as it sits on the raised head of a deadly viper.
In these incredible pictures, the bright green insect wraps its tiny legs around the slender blue Pit Viper and leans its body close to the shiny reptile’s skin.
The striking images were taken by Indonesian photographer Yan Hidayatyan, 43, in Padang in West Sumatra.
He said: “I took these pictures around 10 am in the morning in Padang in West Sumatra and casually uploaded the pictures on my Instagram page but it got so many hits.”