Insect Egg Photoset from NatGeo

Insects are typically our lesser-loved cousins and I came across this spectacular article and photoset on National Geographic (because as a nerd, I visit there often). These photographs are of insect eggs, which are too small to even use a macro lens. The sizes of the eggs range from 0.7 to 2 millimeters, which means an electron microscope had to be used for the photos. Amazing!

That first link will take you to the photoset, which is unbelievable, and the article is worth reading too. I’m only posting a couple shots here because you should really go to the set and see the rest!!

Incidentally, from that last egg will hatch the incredible Blue Morpho Butterfly:

There are some things in this world that I have a hard time believing are real and the blue morpho is one of them. Gorgeous. What a great way to wake up on a lazy Sunday morning!

Posted on September 12, 2010, in Fauna and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Insect Egg Photoset from NatGeo.

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