Colorful Cosmophasis

Cosmophasus are a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae, also known as jumping spiders. This tiny bright jumper sits calmly on an orchid.

Ouch

Photographer Javier Aznar endured a bit of pain in order to capture the moment an army ant took a bite out of his finger.

Leafhopper

A leafhopper is the common name for any species from the family Cicadellidae. These minute insects, colloquially known as hoppers, are plant feeders that suck plant sap from grass, shrubs, or trees.

Damselfly

Damselflies are very similar to dragonflies, but you can differentiate between the two by the way damselflies rest with their wings closed.

Bendy straw

Nature can be playful as photographer Aaditya Bhat captured this coiled vine delivering a drop of water to this thirsty ant. Amazing to think of all the wonders happening just below our feet.

Snailed it

Two tiny snails rest peacefully on the tail of a chameleon. While this remarkable photo by Andri Priyadi potentially could be posed, we love the image’s composition and mood.

Look here, pal

Photographer Luis Alcivar captured this intense stare-down from a chestnut-breasted coronet, which is a species of hummingbird. Can I speak to the manager?

I have so mush-room

Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, the underside of this mushroom looks like the perfect canopy to sleep beneath.

Spider or Muppet?

This extreme close-up of a Lycosidae (aka, Wolf Spider) is wonderful and slightly disturbing.

Bee happy

Bee Happy!

Sometimes, no matter your current mood, you just need to decide to be happy. That’s what I think this guy is doing. He’s definitely decided to “bee” happy. He’s outdoors, flying around in nature, visiting flower after flower, doing the pollination thing…life is good! For this reason we wanted to award this gorgeous, macro bee […]