Image of the Week

Image of the Week

Image of the Week

The Emerging Mosquito


Emerging Mosquito by Alex Wild

Image Credit: (C) Alex Wild
Source: Recipe For A Photograph #4: The Emerging Mosquito, on Compound Eye

As the weather warms and spring marches into summer, mosquito pupae are shedding their skins and emerging from stagnant pools to search for warm mammalian blood. The thought of swarms of pesky mosquitoes and the itchy red welts they leave in their wake may have you quaking in your boots, but for photographer Alex Wild, their transformation is both beautiful and irresistible. In his most recent post on Compound Eye, Wild shares his recipe for capturing the mini-drama of their emergence in photographs.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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