Up close and personal photos of marine worms by Alexander Semenov

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 14 March 2014

There’s a reason why we haven’t fully explored the depths of the ocean just yet. These marine worms are probably that reason. Photographer Alexander Semenov just released new macro photos of marine worms called polychaetes, giving us a close look (maybe even too close for comfort) at some species that have yet to be explored […]

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Felix Salazar’s macro photography of coral reefs

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

LA-based photographer Felix Salazar’s macro photography series of coral reefs takes you on a visually-stunning underwater adventure. Home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, coral reefs are a vibrant community of beautiful and unusual creatures. Salazar’s close-up shots celebrate the immense beauty found in the smallest of places.

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Macro photography of insects by Nicolas Reusens

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Nicolas Reusens’ magnificent macro photography gives viewers a whole new perspective on the little things in life. More specifically, the little creatures we often choose to ignore.

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Animal eyes up close: photos by Suren Manvelyan

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 21 May 2013

It wasn’t that long ago that our brains melted at the sight of Suren Manvelyan’s gorgeous macro human eye shots. Now we’ve discovered that Manvelyan also has a pictorial series of animal eyes in their full unflinching glory. Might be just us and our untrained peepers, but a stingray’s eye looks alarmingly close to a […]

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Wonderful macro photos of colourful starfish by Alexander Semenov

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 27 February 2013

These stunning macro photographs of starfish look like images of vibrant underwater foliage. Thanks to Russian photographer and biologist Alexander Semenov, we can better understand the colourfully-patterned surfaces of these magnificent creatures.

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Colourful macro photos of soap bubbles

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 22 February 2013

These images might look like planets from a science-fiction movie, but in reality they are macro photographs of soap bubbles. It’s amazing how many different patterns and colors can occur just by the refraction of light on the soap bubble’s surface.

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Macro photography of water splashes

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Sunday 23 December 2012

German photographer Markus Reugels macro photography of colored water drops highlights the beauty in common substances. Reugels ‘LiquidArt’ shows the intricacy of each tiny splash and the incredible shapes that form when the water is ‘frozen’ in mid-air. Each image reveals the dynamic and elegant properties of water.

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Your Beautiful Eyes by Suren Manvelyan

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By Eugenia Viti in New Photography on Wednesday 21 November 2012

Normally, I think pictures of eyes are egoistical boring projects of people trying to be photographers (like taking an Instagram with sepia tone filter of your cappuccino with a heart or your cat) but Manvelyan from Armenia has flipped this cliche on it head. These extremely close eye shots make eyes look like different planets with amazing craters and colors.

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Millefiori: a macro photo series by Fabian Oefner

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By Ryan Mauskopf in New Art on Tuesday 7 August 2012

Art and science make sweet, sweet love in Fabian Oefner’s Millefiori series. Appropriately named after an old decorative glassware technique, these macro shots are absolutely stunning. Using magnetic fluids and watercolors, Oefner manages to capture mazes of wormlike rainbows with beautiful detail.

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Incredible macro-photography of people’s eyes

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By Carlo Muttoni in New Photography on Friday 15 July 2011

He received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Yerevan State University in 2001 for research in the field of Quantum Chaos and investigations in the field of Quantum Technologies. Yet, Suren Manvelyan is probably best known for his stunning macro-photography. Especially popular is his series of close-ups of human eyes called Your Beautiful Eyes.

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