Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.
Like Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who captures whimsical images of snails, Indonesia-based photographer Nordin Seruyan uses photography to unveil a tiny world that often goes unnoticed by human eyes. Using a macro approach, he zooms in on the diverse and flourishing insect life of Southeast Asia, capturing extraordinary images that appear downright magical in their exquisite detail and beauty.
The scurrying creatures that star in Seruyan’s photos possess an unexpected charm. Praying mantises, fuzzy spiders, plump caterpillars, delicate dragonflies, and adorable snails inhabit a miniature world filled with curled blades of grass, glittering dewdrops, and soft flower petals. The vibrant hues and delicious bokeh of the photos add to the delightful and whimsical air of the images.
The photographer’s love and passion for the tiny creatures clearly shine through his photos. On his photography page, he encourages viewers to appreciate the diversity and joys of our planet, urging us to “discover the beauty of the little world here.”