Amazing Close-Up: Minimonsters

Amateur bug photographer John Hallmén has been fascinated by insects since he was a boy. In the last three years he's made a name for himself by photographing the tiny creatures he finds in the Nackareservatet nature reserve near his home in Stockholm, Sweden. Using a mixture of studio and alfresco shots John magnifies the insects to show the beautiful colour and detail of his subjects.

Dorytomus // Dorytomus sp. D. tremulae Size: 5 mm

Myrmarachne // Male Ant-mimicking jumping spider, Myrmarachne formicaria, Salticidae Size: 6 mm

Loxocera // Female rust fly: Loxocera fulviventris, Psilidae (ID cred: mossnisse ( Size: 10 mm

Myrmarachne formicaria // ant-mimicking jumping spider Size: 6 mm

Dewy Earwig Forficula sp. 16 mm // Early morning stack showing the head and thorax of an earwig.

Platystomus albinus // Anthribidae Size: 7 mm This is the most common fungus weevil in Sweden. They are not true weevils (Curculionidae) but belong to the same superfamily (Curculionoidea).

Timberman // A male Timberman, Acanthocinus aedilis

Aegomorphus clavipes, Cerambycidae

Studio stack: Cockroach. Periplaneta sp. Body length: 30 mm.

Studio stack: Carpenter Queen. Camponotus herculaneus.

Studio stack: Millipede. Diplopoda. Size: 25 mm.

Another telecentric adventure. Physocephala rufipes, Conopidae. Size: 9 mm

Studio stack: Bedroom Buddy. Pholcus phalangioides, male. Sometimes known as “Daddy long legs”. 

Plagionotus. Plagionotus arcuatus, Cerambycidae. Body length: 18 mm.

Sleepy Jewel. Holopyga generosa. Family: Chrysididae (ID-cred: Johan Abenius & Frank Marquard). Size: 7 mm.

World's Largest Eagle: Harpy Eagle

The Harpy Eagle, is a Neotropical species of eagle. It is the largest and most powerful raptor found in the Americas, and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world.

Look Out

New York is an interesting camera joke.

Hypnotization Instinct In Animals

Hypnotization Instinct In Animals. Alligators have been on then planet for more than 150 million years.

Blind Kitten: Oskar

Blind kitten Oskar playing with toys for the first time.