Macro Photographs of Butterfly And Moth Wings by Linden Gledhill
Macro photography is a portal to a magical world that makes up everything around us and yet is unseen to the naked eye. Biochemist and photographer Linden Gladhill reveal one extraordinarily beautiful bit of this limitless world – the wings of butterflies and moths.
His sensational photography grabs our attention with the vivid, colourful and elaborate patterns found on butterfly and moth wings magnified from 7 to 17 times. Both butterflies and moths belong to a large order of insects called Lepidoptera, which are known for the scales that cover their wings. The scales are responsible for their vivid coloration, but they also help these gorgeous creatures glide and regulate their temperature.
“I’m completely enchanted by the world around me and obsessed by its natural beauty,” writes Gledhill. “My career in science has magnified this feeling of awe. For me, photography I a way to capture this physical beauty and to pass this feeling on to others.”