Talented nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko has an eye for taking photos that bring small natural worlds up to our level, showing us how the world might look if we could see it through the eyes of an ant, snail or lizard. His photography feature snails enthralled by drops of water or kissing and insects stretching across gaps of water in setups that are nothing less than picture-perfect.
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The epic and unforgettable cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars left countless fans in its wake who were inspired to interpret that universe in their own way. Zahir Batin, a talented Malaysian photographer, combines his talent for photography with paper art and miniature figures to reinterpret the Star Wars universe in his own way. What’s also great is that Batin shares the behind-the-scenes work that goes into his photos on Facebook.
Daniel Stoupin, a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Australia, has created a stunning must-see video that will open your eyes to just how little most of us understand about the many different forms of life we have here on Earth. His “Slow Life” video combines thousands of close-up photographs of beautiful corals to illustrate their daily movements in a way that makes them seem not of this earth.
Butterflies and some moths are near-universal symbols of natural beauty, but Linden Gladhill, a biochemist and photographer, has created a stunning set of photographs that introduce us to the natural beauty of butterflies and moths on a macro level unobservable by the human eye. The highly-magnified (between 7 and 17 times life-size) photos of butterflies’ wings show the scales that cover their wings and that comprise the beautiful patterns that we see.
UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte has documented the adventures of a brave lone LEGO photographer in his “The Legographer” photo series. The process behind Whyte’s photos is so simple that almost anyone could do it. He carries the Legographer with him wherever he goes and, when he finds a good location, snaps a picture of him in action with his Iphone 4S. The Legographer has traveled all around the UK and the world in Whyte’s pocket.
Russian miniature figure enthusiast Artem has come up with a unique form of storytelling that lets him create surreal and playful narratives using miniature versions of heroes (and villains) from classic action movies. In Artem’s miniature world, which he shares with us as VSE OK on Tumblr, each miniaturized larger-than-life movie star gets posed in own personalized and often tongue-in-cheek story.
If you‘re a fan of Star Wars and LEGO, this is your dream come true. Vesa Lehtimäki uses LEGO minifigures, baking soda and forced perspective to create original miniature scenes from such epic movies as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Lord of the Rings. However, he certainly has his heart set on a galaxy far, far away.
When you hear the word “cute,” “spider” is probably not the first word that pops into your head. But photographer Thomas Shahan is out to change all that with his incredible macro photographs of doe-eyed jumping spiders. When you know that some spiders can look this cute – are they really all that scary? A world without spiders would be a world with far more mosquitoes and flies, which carry countless diseases.
Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography aims to turn this stereotype on its head. His photographs of miniscule grains of sands reveal that each grain of sand can be beautiful and unique. The sand in his images is full of remnants from various tropical sea organisms large and small.
When the weather forecast announced about the unexpected cold from -9°C to -12°C last week, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly decided to take an advantage of it in one truly creative way. Together with her 7-year-old son, Kelly combined the home-based remedies – dish soap, karo syrup, and water – and went out to blow bubbles and take pictures as they freeze and melt.
Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov is an inspiration to aspiring amateur photographers everywhere – he created a home-made rig capable of capturing stunning close-up pictures of snowflakes out of old camera parts, boards, screws and tape. His pictures give us an enchanting close-up view of snowflakes that we could never hope for without specialized equipment.
Even if you have arachnophobia, don’t be too quick to skip this post yet! Jumping spiders have got to be the cutest spiders of all. More than that, they were recently photographed wearing tiny water droplets as their hats, and that way completely denying their image of being threatening and scary. Uda Dennie, 33-year-old photographer from Batam Island, Indonesia, photographs these little fellows in his own garden.