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.
In this set however, the uglies rule the roost. Well, perhaps not so much ugly, but they do highlight insect features that we couldn’t appreciate even if we tried. The photographs you see here have been captured by photographer and lab director Sam Droege, in several regions in U.S., Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.