Holloway stated he “simply occurred to come back throughout” the praying mantis when he was servicing a rodent bait station behind a restaurant. That the insect was in a position to nonetheless on the cone along with his truck (brand displaying) within the yard “made it appear like the photographer had arrange a photoshoot” stated one in every of PCT’s judges.
One other of the judges famous, “the photograph was framed properly with the insect atop the cone and the considerably blurred truck brand.”
Holloway stated he encounters a good quantity of praying mantises in his service space (Fast Metropolis, S.D. and surrounding areas) and he tries to not hurt them as they’re helpful bugs.
Like many PCOs, Holloway is just not an expert photographer, however he retains his iPhone useful and has been in a position to seize some good pictures, a lot of which he’ll submit on Fb.
He’s owned Karma Pest Options the final 5 years. Previous to that he ran a industrial route for a pest management firm and his earlier occupations embody working for Lowe’s. Holloway stated Karma Pest Options has a pleasant combine of business and residential enterprise and he does an excellent little bit of wildlife management work as effectively.
“The perfect a part of the job is that you just get to be a hero,” he stated. “I really like with the ability to assist a buyer who is looking in a panic over bats in the home, or a snake within the basement, or simply has a phobia of bugs.”
Holloway wins $500 from PCT. Search for a slideshow of the ten finalist pictures from this 12 months’s contest.