It’s a dismal day in Cape Town today with no opportunity for photography, so I whizzed back through my Lightroom archives to find a quick quota photo option. Here is that option:
I’m no expert, but I think that this is an African Mantis, Sphodromantis viridis. He (she? it?) was flitting around the garden in the early evening about a month ago, and I couldn’t resist having a shot before he (she? it?) disappeared into the bush.
They are weird, alien-like creatures, but they make great subjects for photography.