Macro Photography

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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April 5, 2022

Macro Photos Reveal the Often Unseen Beauty and Diversity of Slime Molds

Over 900 species can be identified as slime mold. Formerly thought of as fungi, these small organisms help break down dead vegetation. With so many species, there is a rich diversity to slime mold and this is what first captured the attention of photographer Barry Webb. He'd already been taking photographs of fungi for many years when slime mold caught his attention two years ago. Since then, he hasn't turned back.

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