macro pictures of insects

A ladybird is pictured at the water’s edge in this picture taken by Dutch photographer Leon Baas. Leon has developed his own style of brightly coloured macro photography over eight years. He has snapped ants, snails, water beetles, crickets and damselflies – all beautifully lit in his distinctive style


The shot of the flying ladybird was a once in a lifetime photograph. I am very happy with it and do not think it will ever happen again.



Leon says he researches the creatures he hopes to photograph before leaving home so he can try to predict their behaviour and anticipate the best shots.


An ant tries to find its way to dry ground after the rain in this picture taken by Dutch photographer Leon Baas. Leon has developed his own style of brightly coloured macro photography over eight years. He has snapped ants, snails, water beetles, crickets and damselflies – all lit beautifully.


A snail trying to find a way across water in Leon’s garden.


Two spiders walk down a plant stem.


A spider picks its way over petals.


An ant is illuminated with a purple glow.


Two water beetles.


A praying mantis against a dramatic background. You can see more of Leon’s macro photography at his website.


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