A Damsel Fly and a Stick Insect

This amazing creature appeared on my deck one hot afternoon...

A damsel fly and a stick insect, strange encounters in the Grumeti

African stick insects come in all shapes and sizes. At night the lamps and light fixtures are seething with life, among which the stick insects compete with preying mantis and many others. This one was unique though. It measured about 7 inches from tip to tail and was superbly camouflaged. What a beauty?

Then a couple of days later I saw this beautiful green damsel fly poised on a dead stump. It was so obliging that i could do nothing else but photograph it…

Another gorgeous little creature poses for the camera