For more than ten years, French photographer David Chambon has focused his lens on wildlife and nature photography. From wildcats like lions and panthers to many types of tiny, winged insects, Chambon has proven his impressive skills when it comes to capturing animals in their most natural environment. In this series, as insects rise and shake the morning dew from their bodies, Chambon is there to capture the condensed moisture that has covered their delicate little legs and wings throughout the night.
Using macro photography techniques, the artist presents his viewers with the intricacies of nature at a more easily observable size. Roughly translated from French, the artist says, “I see to capture the magic moment and to capture the spectacular beauty of our nature.” His obvious patience and skill are evident in each magnificent photograph as the bugs seem to smile into the camera and calmly pose for the lens. The shapes, patterns, and colors of each creature, just awakening from a good night’s rest, are magnified and viewers can carefully explore the details on the wings of a dragonfly or the giant eyes of a tiny bug.