Yes, we take em’ for granted, but after viewing these stunning close-up photos of tiny, colourful insects by Martin Amm, perhaps we should be less quick to swipe them when they buzz past our ears this summer.
Look closely at the walls of the Diga del Cingino dam in Italy, at the small brown dots that line the grainy surface. They are European Ibex and they live in these remarkable gravity defying surrounds, eating the moss and lichen and licking the salt off the dam wall.
These stunning photos of Saturn were taken by NASA’s Cassini orbiter in My 2007 but have just been released. They were featured in all their colourful glory on the National Geographic blog this week: ‘By assigning different visible colors to the otherwise invisible wavelengths, we see auroras in bright green, sunlight reflected off Saturn’s rings and high-altitude haze in shades of blue’.
Yes, Paul McCartney wrote most eloquently of the Long and Winding Road, but even he would have amazed at the twisting, cavorting majesty of the roads revealed in these photos.
Our friends at National Geographic have just published a series of amazing photos of new fossil species found in the Atlantic Ocean, including this one above, the Sea Cucumber Mountaineer, which is ‘normally found on the ocean floor’. Says marine biologist Monty Priede of the discovery: ‘We’ve always thought of them as slow-crawling animals, but they are actually capable of swimming. This is quite important on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, because otherwise there’s a risk of starving if they get stuck on a ledge somewhere’.
These stunning photographs by award-winning Italian photographer Fulvio Bonavia are not only delectable and endlessly enticing, they also point to the growing trend towards meshing food, art and fashion in one giant grab bag of styles. These are taken from his latest book, A Matter of Taste.
These stunning photos of sleeping insects were taken by physiotherapist and amateur photographer Miroslaw Swietek at 3am in a forest right next to his home. To achieve these remarkable close-ups, he used a torch to create the lighting and placed his camera and flash just millimeters from the motionless insects.