“In 1903, Olivia Wright was the first to pilot the great grasshoppers of North America.” Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers is a fun 10 second animation by Wayne Unten. He started off with a live action footage of a grasshopper shot with his iPhone, and then animated it into the video we […]
Photographer Jimmy Kong has this wonderful collection of macrophotographs of spiders, where they seem to have focused all their beady eyes right at the camera, apparently with the motive of stealing your soul. Or making it shit bricks, or whatever it is that souls do. His work also involves several other insects, but spideys are […]
The praying mantis is a very vicious predator, and their prey would have enough sense to stay away from them. But a pink flower? Now that wouldn’t sound scary to anyone, insects included, who would find themselves pray to the orchid mantis. This is a species of praying mantis from the Malaysian rainforest, where they […]
Our earth is home to millions of species, yet most of us only know a few, often overlooking some very fascinating some very fascinating species that cohabit this planet with us. Ross Piper through his book Animal Earth seeks to bring attention to the several species that the author feels do not get the attention […]
Hominid is an animation written and directed by Brian Andrews and produced at the Ex’pression College for Digital Arts. The video shows insects who apparently have forsaken their exoskeletons in favor of human skeletons. It’s weirdly fascinating and creepy.
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Butterfly sculptures by artist Michael Crowder take a super delicate form. Titled Mariposa Mori, the butterfly sculptures are made with a glass casting technique called pâte de verre where tiny glass particles are fused together to form a shape. The display is similar to traditional entomology boxes, adding another touch to the delicate butterflies.
Macrophotographs by Nordin Seruyan puts insects and bugs together in a setting that looks totally adorable. Insect BFFs just hanging out, having a good time.
Ever thought of getting a gourmet on with bugs? Well, here’s something to get you started. Edible Bugs Gift Pack has a set of seven bugs in cans. In case you have the stomach for them, the bugs (and related flavors) are Bacon & Cheese Grasshoppers, BBQ Bamboo Worms, Nori Seaweed Armor Tail Scorpions, Salted […]
Macrophotography is cool in ways that it lets us take a look at things we wouldn’t notice. Perhaps it is about the angle you capture them with, or about the sheer ugliness of something, that things don’t always look good in photographs. Take a look at these insect macrophotographs coming from the USGS Bee Inventory […]