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.

Sleeping Dogs Compilation

Dogs be having some of the most intense dreams for their bodies to be that active while asleep.

Paralyzed Dog Walks Again For First Time

This is the heartwarming moment a woman saw her pet dog walking for the first time after surgery and rehabilitation.

The Running of the Baby Goats

Thirty-two baby Nigerian dwarf goats take part in the annual running of the baby goats at the Sunflower Farm Creamery in Cumberland, Maine.