Sequined spiders are a real thing, and here’s the proof!

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 29 July 2014

So you’re probably thinking that these are intricate artworks created by some unfathomably talented artist. Well you’re wrong, the only artist here is MOTHER NATURE! These impossible-seeming spiders are indeed real living creatures, known as mirrored or sequined spiders. The most common species in Australia is the Australian stained-glass mirror spider, or Thwaitesia argentiopunctata. The […]

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Macro photos of insects covered in dew drops

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Ondrej Pakav has an eye for detail. The Slovakian macro-photographer shoots tiny insects just after a downpur to get that just caught in the rain look. Quite remarkable really.

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Remarkable insect photography by Martin Amm

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 9 March 2011

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.

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Amazing insect photography

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 19 August 2010

Thomas Shahan produces the most astounding macro photos of insects, capturing their distinctive colours, shapes and nuances with devastating clarity and elegance.

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Rose-Lynn Fisher’s Bee photography

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Saturday 5 June 2010

Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher magnifies the humble honey bee to thousands of times its normal size using a high-resolution scanning electron microscope for this series of stunningly surreal shots in her new book, Bee.

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Sleeping Insects Covered in Dew

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Events on Thursday 1 April 2010

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.

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