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Finding Colorful Beauty in the Small and Creepy
August 8, 2012 6:59 AM   Subscribe

Omid Golzar and Shikhei Goh are two photographers who share a passion for a similar subject; extreme close-up macro images of insects and arachnids.

Both photographers have amazing portfolios well worth checking out, but here are a few favorites:

Omid Golzar
HelloDewedTiredBumble Bee(>^<)Dragonfly

Shikhei Goh
Robberfly and its PreyTiger BeatleBubble EyesHug of DeathTwo BrothersFace to Face

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posted by quin (10 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

That seems like an interesting project so I'll click through and... OH MY GOD NIGHTMARES FOR LIFE!
posted by Egg Shen at 7:05 AM on August 8, 2012

Beautiful. Physically we're a very boring species.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 7:10 AM on August 8, 2012

Dear god my kids are going to LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE these.
posted by Blake at 7:12 AM on August 8, 2012

Beautiful. Physically we're a very boring species.

Not if you look closely enough.
posted by pracowity at 7:31 AM on August 8, 2012

I'm not a big fan of bugs, even up close and iridescent and all that, but the dragonfly looks like a crabby old man. It's adorable.
posted by Fig at 7:45 AM on August 8, 2012

posted by Devils Rancher at 8:18 AM on August 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

I prefer Thomas Shahan's photos, mostly because he gives more context, plus some idea of what you're looking at.
posted by dhruva at 8:18 AM on August 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

I can't help seeing these as yearbook photos...

Best hair
Most likely to get shitfaced and puke on his date
Most romantic...
posted by heyho at 10:13 AM on August 8, 2012

Best couple
Best dancer
Biggest flirt
Most likely to bust into the DOD database and create havoc
Most likely to starve/join PETA
Chronic high-five-me guy
Yes, I'll go take a walk now. I just really love this post!
posted by heyho at 10:30 AM on August 8, 2012

I love photographing and filming the smaller life-forms.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 5:24 PM on August 8, 2012

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