CATERPILLAR AND MANTIS BATTLE IT OUT

A little caterpillar fearlessly scampers down a branch and confronts a praying mantis. As the green praying mantis lifts its body and prepares for battles, the amber bug simply stares into the face of the much larger rival. Photographer Monica Anantyowati captured the tense staredown in a garden close to her home in Malang, Indonesia.

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POLAR BEARS HAVE A SPLASHING TIME

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SNAP-SHOT - 18 FOOT CROCODILE SAVAGELY KILLS WILDEBEEST

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MY SLEEPING BEAUTY NIGHTMARE

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SPECTACULAR AURORA BOREALIS

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ORDEAL: RAILING HORROR MAN HAD BEEN IMPALED BEFORE

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WOMAN RESPONDS TO TROLLS AFTER BEING DUBBED 'SWAMP CREATURE'

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INDONESIAN TRIBE UNTOUCHED BY MODERN LIFE

An Italian photographer travelled to the highlands of New Guinea where he met an Indonesian tribe untouched by the modern world.