Slow Life: A Macrophotography Timelapse of Coral, Sponges and Marine Life

Slow Life is a beautiful look in macrophotography at the growth of marine life like coral and sponges. Created by University of Queensland PhD student Daniel Stoupin, the video was made using more than 150,000 photographs. The photographs were initially captured to study various elements of coral and sponge behavior, and after some months the photographer realized the images could be used to show the beauty of microscopic reef “landscapes.”

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Macrophotographs of Spiders Staring Right Into Your Soul

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 by far, the creepiest.

Stunning Snowflake Images Captured by a Rather Simplistic Setup

snowflake macrophotography by alexey kljatov

Russian Photographer Alexey Kljatov‘s DIY camera rig doesn’t quite look impressive at first glance. Then you take a look at the images he captures, and suddenly the camera rig appears pretty darn sweet. At the basics, Alexey made use of a board, screws, glass, some tape and the lens of an old camera to create this setup. All of these things work along a Canon Powershot A650 to capture beautiful close up images of snowflakes.

Insect Macrophotographs Let You Despise Them Closer

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 and Monitoring Lab. We have seen a sample of their photography before, and the bees really do look good.

Macro Images Show Ants At War

Ants are powerful little fighters who are not afraid of going to war. Photographer Alex Wild‘s set Ants Fighting shows numerous macro photographs of ants going to war. Once you take a look at the images, you realize this isn’t something you can just stroll and see. The photographer traveled over large areas of the globe to capture these images that show same and different species of ants going to war.