Igor Siwanowicz’s pictures of praying mantises, stag beetles
1. Two Papuan Stag Beetle males fight in Wamena, Indonesia
2. Two male African Pseudempusa pinnapavonis show their colours.
3. Igor, 35, a research specialist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4. I keep around fifteen animals, including three African
5. Igor insists that all the insects are alive during the shooting.
6. He says he hopes to change misconceptions that insects
7. Igor uses macro photography to capture his models
8. “…but the stag beetles really go at each other,” said Igor.
9. Two land hermit crabs from Biak Island, Papua, Indonesia
10. Two baby Fischer’s chameleons are seen in a photo composition