Canadian photographer Samantha Stephens was named Close-up Photographer of the Year 04 for her striking image of two salamanders being consumed by a carnivorous pitcher plant in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada. Stephens' image beat out over 9,000 other entries from 54 countries to take home the title and cash prize of £2,500 (approximately $3,000).
Butterflies have unique life cycles that are full of drastic changes.
For three years, British photographer Levon Biss worked tirelessly to capture every hair, feature, and fiber of rare insects from...
Most of us don't give it much thought when we see an ant going about its business. But for photographer Josh Coogler, an ant sighting is a new chance to explore the world of macro photography. And, in doing so, Coogler has discovered that these insects are much more complex than they appear from afar. His incredible macro portraits of ants are fascinating—and terrifying—at the same time.
The visual beauty of plants, especially flowers, is usually appreciated during the day. But what happens to flora at night?
Filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov bottles the beauty of outer space in his latest project entitled Velocity.
Artist Debora Lombardi shines a light on flowers in her new photo series—literally. The Italy-based designer and photographer uses ultraviolet light to capture the unseen beauty of these plants, revealing dazzling colors and patterns that are otherwise invisible during the daytime. Lombardi began this project at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With just a few tools and plants collected from the condominium garden, she was able to tap into a new world.
Over 900 species can be identified as slime mold.
The eyes have a mystical quality to them.
Mushrooms are such fascinating organisms with so many fantastic qualities and uses. But did you know that they can also glow in the dark? Singapore is home to a wide variety of bioluminescent fungi. However, this naturally occurring phenomenon usually takes place seasonally, and finding a large cluster of mushrooms with bright bioluminescence is uncommon. Still, macro photographer Nicky Bay has managed to capture an entire series of photos featuring the rare glowing fungi.
Explore Life Under the Microscope With the Winners of the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest
The 47th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition has announced its winners and the results are as striking as ever.
Cologne-based macro photographer Ole Bielfeldt of Macrofying is known for his deep zooms into everyday objects.