Hard to believe that such a horde of insects so spectacular to look at, can and do cause so much damage to crops around the world. A great shot FULL of detail that I enjoyed viewing j.e.s.
What a beautiful photo! Ms. Martinelli managed to capture a scene that tells a beautiful story. I'm so glad to see this as photo of the day!
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The Plague of Locusts! One of the 10 biblical plagues of pharaoh's Egypt.
Looks like the people of Madagascar have found a way to adapt to a difficult situation. If the locusts eat the crops, well then, eat the locusts.
But this one guy in the photo is way outnumbered by those swarms of locusts that are literally darkening the sky, much like the blizzard of snow here in Nova Scotia yesterday.
Very cool. (Then what happened...? Are the locusts food?)
Whenever one asks: "Then what happened?" - I believe that to be a good sign it was good photo!
when i was a kid there was a huge locust plague. we would go out with tennis racquets and whack.. it was fun.. not sure now as an adult if i would like that.
@Veiko Olluk czy mógłbyś pisać po angielsku? :P
They keep them as pets and teach them to perform tricks.