It’s a Wild World Series: Amazing Close-Up Images of Insects

Insects include species that perhaps cause the most fear in humans, such as spiders. There are also some insects that appear to have no real reason for being – on the other hand, there are many insects that we simply couldn't do without, such as bees: Albert Einstein estimated that the human race would survive no more than 4 years in the absence of bees – we rely on them to pollinate crops, without which we couldn't survive. Of course, with the technology of today, we would probably invent ways of carrying this out without bees... but the work bees do makes our lives so much easier.

Photographing insects is no easy task – they are often fluttery, fast or well-camouflaged or simply just hidden away. They are also, of course, usually very small, so close-up or macro photography is required. Today we have selected some amazing examples of insect photography. Don't forget to check out the first two articles in this series: Animals and Birds.

Amazing Photographs of Insects

Bee
Bee

Spider
Spider

Cricket
Cricket

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Pestroglazka Galatea
Pestroglazka Galatea

Beetles
Beetles

Nosey – Snail
Nosey - Snail

Caterpillar
Caterpillar

2 Coenonympha Glycerion
2 Coenonympha Glycerion

Ladybug
Ladybug

Ants
Ants

Spider
Spider

Moustached and Hairy
Moustached and Hairy

Swallowtail and Lungwort
Swallowtail and Lungwort

Glomeris Klugii
Glomeris Klugii

Coenagrion Puella
Coenagrion Puella

Togetherness
Togetherness

Reflection
Reflection

Cuckoo Wasp
Cuckoo Wasp

Camponotus Herculaneus
Camponotus Herculaneus

Dorytomus II
Dorytomus II

Calvatomina Rufescens
Calvatomina Rufescens

Cerura Vinula
Cerura Vinula

Kupu Gajah, Ngengat (Moth)
Kupu Gajah, Ngengat (Moth)

Gladiators
Gladiators

Conclusion

I think you would have to agree that some of the above insects are truly beautiful, whilst others are seriously cringe-worthy!

Do you have a fear of any insects or some would call it Entomophobia, making you wonder how the photographers can stand to be so close to them for their art? Please share your thoughts and opinions and of course, links to any amazing insect photographs that you know of in the comments section below.

Opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of Onextrapixel.