Slipping out of the skeleton

A time-lapse video of a male Chinese mantis (Tenodera parasinensis) undergoing his final molt. I recorded it last night over the period of 5:35 hours; this movie contains 494 individual frames taken with Canon 6D.

Note: If the quality of the video clip embedded below is poor, click here to see the uncompressed video.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Fantastic! You are always opening new avenues in quality bug photography, very inspiring.

  2. Melody says:

    That takes some tenacity to put together! Wonderful!

  3. Todd_A says:

    How cool!

  4. Susan Hague says:

    Beautiful. What interval were these stills shot at?

  5. Lynne Kelly says:

    Amazing and very beautiful. Thank you.

  6. João Burini says:

    Interesting concept, its a video but with the same lighting from the macro pictures!

  7. Amazing, Piotr! Thanks for sharing…

  8. smccann27 says:

    Wow! That is just great !!!!!!

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