Macro Photography

February 9, 2024

Stunning Macro Photos Pay Homage to the Frozen Beauty of Winter

Photographer Jan Erik Waider is primarily known for his sweeping landscape photography that focuses on the wintry environments in Iceland and Greenland. But his series The Frozen Colors of Winter is an intimate look at the small details that are characteristic of the winter season. Taken closer to home in Germany, this icy macro look at winter is a fascinating peek at the shapes and geometry of the season.

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March 30, 2023

Video of a Strawberry Under a Microscope Will Make Sure You Never Forget to Wash the Fruit Ever Again

Strawberries are in season, but the next time you pop one in your mouth, you'll want to ensure it's washed thoroughly—especially after seeing what you can find on its surface. In a recent video posted to Twitter, a slice of strawberry is placed under a microscope, and the subsequent closeup shows what appear to be small bugs crawling all across it. So, could it really be that delicious strawberries have microscopic bugs all over them?

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January 2, 2023

Macro Photos Highlight the Diverse Beauty of Butterfly Pupae

Butterflies have unique life cycles that are full of drastic changes. Although they begin their lives as caterpillars, in time, they undergo a transformation so they can sprout wings and become pollinators. Artist Levon Biss highlights the fascinating beauty of the lesser-seen stage of metamorphosis with his macro photography portraits of butterfly pupae. Focusing primarily on Asian species of butterflies, these close-up images display the variety of forms pupae take.

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July 9, 2022

Photographer Reveals the Psychedelic Beauty of Plants at Night

The visual beauty of plants, especially flowers, is usually appreciated during the day. But what happens to flora at night? Artist and photographer Tom Leighton explores this idea by capturing the lives of flowers, succulents, and other plants that can only be seen with night vision. Entitled Variegation, this name refers to the numerous colors that appear on a plant's leaves and stems, which is correlated to the amount of chlorophyll it possesses.

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