Small World Art

Butterfly Proboscis
Image: Jochen Schroeder

The 2016 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest winners were announced last month and once again feature compelling images of insects that double as art. Jochen Schroeder makes excellent use of modern stacking technology to give fine detail while maintaining depth of field seen in this image.

The facets of the compound eye can be seen at the upper right. The butterfly head is covered by bright orange hairs that contrast with the black of the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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