A Mediterranean mantis. This photo is among the early entries in the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.
A beautiful web site from photographer Andrew Zuckerman with a gallery of remarkable photographs of animals. The concept: “Substituting his minimalist visual language for the conventions of traditional nature photography, Zuckerman extracted his subjects from their environments and recontextualized them in the clarifying white space to distill each animal to its most essential qualities.”
Water boatman viewed in reflected light. Photo by Charles Krebs. (Click to view full size.) From the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition 2011.
“This past summer, Kenji Aoki photographed a live 5-foot bluefin tuna for a New York Times cover story. The fish was kept still using acupuncture and was fed through a tube in the back of its mouth.” via
“A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Crude oil flowed from a hole in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for three months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank on April 20th, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)” (Via)
Magnified 10 times, a view of Dolichopodid sp. (fly) eyes made by Laurie Knight of Tonbridge, Kent, UK.
“The Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition recently announced its list of winners for 2010. The competition began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope.” (via)