Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cicada Being Eaten Alive By A Praying Mantis

The other day, while loitering on the side of the building during my lunch break at work, I heard a noise in the maple tree in front of me. To my surprise, a praying mantis had just caught a cicada and was munching on it while it was struggling for survival.

It nonchalantly was nibbling on it's underside while the cicada was still alive. As the video progresses, you will notice that the cicada becomes less active in it's struggle for survival as it succumbs to the grips and jaws of the praying mantis. To make matters more gruesome, about 4 minutes into the video looking down from above, you can see it slurping on the internal juices of the cicada. Towards the end of the video you can see the praying mantis's jaw moving around as it is gulping the savory cicada juices.

I hope y'all enjoyed this video.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Weather Balloon Bursting As Seen From The Ground

This evening I not only got to witness a weather balloon I released burst at over 100,000 feet, but I had my camera ready and the clouds cleared that I was able to capture a video of the event.

I hope y'all enjoyed this video.