Night-drive sighting!

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My guests enjoyed this very special sighting of a small insect. Skillfully light by Bheki’s spotlight I took this shot of a Katydid. To get a shot on eye level I had to stretch out on the ground. This picture is a prime example why “wildlife-eye-level-photography” is so important.

Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve.
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Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush-crickets. There are more than 6,400 species. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets than to any type of grasshopper. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly with shapes and colors similar to leaves.

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