— Sequinned Spiders

Hey Katherine – look at these beauties! No, a child has not stuck sequins or broken up bits of mirror on port insects – this is mother nature.

 

They are the most common species in Australia is the Australian stained-glass mirror spider, or Thwaitesia argentiopunctata. The images were taken by photographers Nicky Bay and Robert Whyte.

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— Mother Nature

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov isolates single snowflakes in order to capture the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals that fall to the ground during a snowstorm. The Moscow-based photographer gets quite up-close and personal to capture the geometric shapes and lines of snowflakes that often escape our everyday view.

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