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The many facets of science photography

13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an Arthropod)

13 Horrifying Ways to Die (If You’re an Arthropod)

Scared of insects, spiders, and other leggy arthropods? It could be worse. You could be one of them. At that size you face an array of dangers unlike anything you know from your comfortably large human existence...

October 31, 2013 — Alex Wild
Use this simple photographic trick to make tiny insect eggs look enormous

Use this simple photographic trick to make tiny insect eggs look enormous

Step 1. Wait at the eggs for a parasitoid wasp to arrive. Step 2. Photograph the wasp laying her own eggs into her target, like so: Step 3: Marvel at how a fully developed wasp in all her intricate detail is an order of magnitude smaller than the egg of a butterfly...

October 8, 2013 — Alex Wild
A simple backlighting trick for microscope photography

A simple backlighting trick for microscope photography

[The following is a guest post by entomologist Guilherme Ide Marques dos Santos, of the Museu de Zoologia da USP, Brazil] Scientific photography is an important part of many publications...

October 2, 2013 — Alex Wild
This is what friends are for…

This is what friends are for…

Following on from yesterday’s bite-fest, remember that the post only included selfies, and that photographing selfie-stingies can be difficult.

September 19, 2013 — Alex Wild
These are a few of my favorite stings…

These are a few of my favorite stings…

Since I photograph insects for a living, people frequently ask how often I get stung. The answer is, probably not as much as you’d think.

September 18, 2013 — Alex Wild

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