The taxidermy Lego insects by Siercon and Coral are pretty cool and impressive.
We’d like to think coloring spider webs in numerous shiny colors like a rainbow would make them any better. Nope. Turns out, that just like spiders remain scary even in the camouflage of ladybugs, their webs don’t get any better either. South Korean artist Anthony Michael Simon spray paints webs with a protective coat and [...]
Insects do have considerable numbers, and dangerous weapons. What they did lack was classic weaponry the likes of which are possessed by humans. Well, they do have that too now and they turned into cyborg-like beings just to get the thing kickstarted. Thankfully made out of taxidermied insects, the concept insect army is the handiwork [...]
It is common knowledge that a honeybee isn’t likely to live long after stinging a human. A honeybee’s sting you see, isn’t quite adapted for attacking humans, as much as it is for attacking other bees. Often the sting will stay stuck in the human body and the bee will get ruptured abdominal tissues that [...]
We’d imagine giant bug eyes would be quite scary, and we’re pretty sure they are, because we know that the magic of macrophotography somehow manages to make everything look better. Singapore based photographer Shikhei Goh photographed the eyes of several bugs and insects, making them look innocent and cute, rather than the creepy scary things [...]
We’ve already established that insects look better through the eyes of macrophotography. Now if they subjects of these pics happen to be covered in dew, they look quite different, like they’re wearing jewels. These photographs are the work of Ondrej Pakan, who waits patiently in the rain to find and photograph insects at their wettest.
Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov loves ants, and these macro photographs make it seem that the tiny insects love him back. Pavlov developed an interest in ants while immobilized due to an injury. He spent that time reading about ants and observing the wonderful and powerful little creatures and their society.
Butterflies are lovely, lovely creatures that nobody in their right mind can hate. Moths may not be even close in beauty, but we’ll accept them not being scary as shit. That is of course a moot point when you consider a moth that goes a foot wide and looks very intimidating. We probably would find [...]
Artist Lindsey Bessanon acquires dried, dead insects from suppliers on ebay, collectors and entomologists. The insects are then re-humidified so they take on their proper shape. Lindsey then pokes the insect bodies with gears, cogs and metals, creating the terrific/terrifying cyborg-ish Steampunk insects. The insect taxidermy kind of thing looks pretty scary; we’d never want [...]
Insect macrophotography is apparently a thing now. While the previous examples we’ve seen made insects look somewhat good, this one brings them back to their creepy self. Probably because this set is about close-ups. Iranian photographer Omid Golzar has captured numerous insects in close-up shots.
We’ve seen a couple examples of insect macrophotography earlier, an it seems to get better every time we see those shots. Tanzania based Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling has these amazing shots to show for her Small World series, all captured using the bokeh technique.
We’re not sure if there is something like insects being non-ugly, because we could swear those critters are so totally fugly. But the magic of photography is so keen to prove otherwise. This particular set of insect macrophotography comes from Myrmecos, who has just posted a collection of his best photographs for the world to [...]
If and when we see insects, or for that matter photographs of insects, the first reaction is to stomp the life out of those critters. But they say, presentation is everything. Something we have always believed in, and what seems to be very true with these photographs by Nadav Bagim.
Beetles dressed up as Jurassic Park characters? That doesn’t make much sense. But that is pretty cool, if only for the sheer weirdness of the idea. You could get hold of these pieces on Erin Pearce’s Etsy store, but they’ve apparently gone *poof* for the moment.
An explorer in New Zealand has managed to get hold of the largest bug in the world. Called Weta bug, the insect is quite sizable at almost the size of the person’s palm. And the fact that it is chomping on a carrot.