This is a Southeastern Lubber. A relatively large grasshopper about 3 1/2 inches long. Apparently they cannot fly, but they can flap their wings with a fury. This one would never face me head on. As I circled it to try and get a portrait, it would turn its back to me as if to snub me. Probably eons of protecting itself from the loggerhead shrike, a chickadee like bird that decapitates these guys and then impales them onto a thorn or barbed wire fence so the sun can bake out the toxins before enjoying a hearty meal.
Nikon Z6, 28-300mm, 300mm, f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 200
I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts and North Fort Myers, FL. I take photographs almost every day. I post my favorites here.