One of the last shots I got of the wasp, as a few seconds later with the cicada securely in tow, it flew off into my neighbors backyard looking like a military helicopter carrying a jeep under it. It was simply amazing to watch. I just wish I had gotten a clean shot of it as it flew away, but this shot is a bloody good consolation prize. And it's a good reminder to me of how blessed we are to be at the top of the food chain instead of somewhere below that, where most of the rest of the planet resides.
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