Talented artist and photographer Pyanek photographed a number of ordinary items in extreme close-up to show astonishing detail completely hidden to the naked eye. To create this series, “Amazing Worlds Within Our World,” Pynek used a Canon T3i DSLR with a reversed kit lens and edited with HeliconFocus (focus stacking), Lightroom, and Exposure 5.
Considering they don’t really have any facial features, the humble frog does possess a rather emotive stare. Part comedy, part surprise, part sadness and part joy, their wide-eyed wonder has been captured in various environments by macro-photography fan Wil Mijer.
These photos by Chris Morgan would make a bird lover proud. The macro shots of these hummingbirds were taken in a 3000-acre private biological reserve in Costa Rica called Bosque De Paz. These photos are just a sample of his work that shows his appreciation of birds.
From apes to their closest cousins, us, and from the might of big cats to the delicateness of insects, Detlef Knapp has a knack for capturing nature’s very essence. This fascinating collection of reptile and amphibian portraits has been done in his usual close-up, macros style.
Indonesian photographer Donald Jusa gives us up close and personal portraits of the life that coexist with us, just out of our notice. The diverse shapes and colors of the insects are perfectly captured and the eyes that dominate a lot of the pictures.
These bright and electrifying images of worms will leave you wondering where photographer Alexander Semenov found them. Half of the photos were taken near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the other half were taken in northern Russia at the White Sea Biological Station.
Filmmaker Vyacheslav Ivanov further proves that no two snowflakes are the same with his video of microscopic snowflakes forming. In this delicate two-minute short, you see the snowflakes form and morph into hexagonal forms. Even if you’ve suffered from this winter’s polar vortex, this video will give you an appreciation of snow.