macro photography

How a GoPro and patience helped photographer win the Close-up Photographer of the Year 2023

Jan 10, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) has announced the winners of its 2023 contest. And this year, the winner is Hungarian photographer Csaba Daróczi. His…

Nearly 12,000 close-up photos reveal the secrets of ants’ faces

Jan 9, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

While many of us were baking sourdough during lockdown, a team of researchers embarked on a fascinating lockdown project: capturing over close-up photos of ants. They ended up with nearly 12,000 images, revealing a mesmerizing world of grooves, ridges, and dimples on ants’ little heads and bodies. They don’t only look fascinating – but they may potentially be the key to ant survival.

Watch this beautiful timelapse about how snowflakes form

Dec 26, 2023
Alex Baker

If you’ve been lucky enough to have a white Christmas this year, then you might want to take advantage of the snow and photograph some…

This 3D printed stereoscopic macro lens is the weirdest camera rig you ever saw

Dec 5, 2023
John Aldred

When 3D printers first started to become a thing, they were hailed as the future of manufacturing. We’d be able to make anything we want….

How to make beautiful frozen soap bubble photos this winter

Nov 30, 2023
Alex Baker

It’s hard to conjure up the motivation to go outside and take photos when it’s 10 degrees below zero (so I’m told!). However, there are…

Nikon Small World 2023 winner shows the most common complication of diabetes up close

Oct 17, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

After its video contest, Nikon Small World has just announced the winners of its 2023 photo competition. The winner of the 49th annual Nikon Small…

The Laowa Aurogon is a full-frame 10-50x super micro APO lens kit

Sep 27, 2023
John Aldred

Macro photography is such an intense rabbit hole to fall into. There are all kinds of weird and wonderful lenses to try, especially these days,…

Take a microscopic journey into the colorful wings of Madagascan moth

Aug 25, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Butterflies and moths are gorgeous enough in real-life size… And their beautiful wings get even prettier and more colorful under a microscope. This is where…

Revealing the horrors of macro mosquito larvae filmed under polarised light

Aug 25, 2023
Alex Baker

Mosquitoes are responsible for a lot of deaths and diseases worldwide. Even if they don’t kill you, they can keep you awake all night and…

This magical microscopic video shows the bustling life of puddles

Aug 24, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The joy of microscopic photography and video is that it lets you discover an entirely new world in something seemingly mundane and ordinary. Scientist James…