Monday, July 16, 2012

Baby grasshoppers

Going for a walk along one of the trails at Sleepy Hollow outside Port Elizabeth I noticed a black blob in the long grass next to the trial.  Now being a curious creature (and always looking for something to photograph), I decided to have a closer look and this is what I found.  A whole bunch of little baby grasshoppers.
Getting up after one or two pics I noticed for the first time that there was a Praying Mantis in the grass below the grasshoppers enjoying one of them for breakfast.  Would have been a great shot but the grass was in the way and my camera a bit slow on the focus to just move the grass and get a quick pic.  I decided not to disturb his brekkie any further and moved on.


  1. Interesting grasshopper shot. I've never seen a bunch like that. Must have just hatched? I agree though, the mantis would have been a great shot.

  2. Well spotted! Very unusual capture :-)

  3. Whoa, that's wild looking. Never seen so many baby grasshoppers in one place. Good eye.