HR King
Feb 11, 2013
Quad Cities

Demonic Close-up Photo of Ant Face Is Straight Out of a Horror Movie​

There's so much more to the world than what we can see with the naked eye. Sometimes we need a little help dialing into the details. That's what Nikon's Small World Photomicrography Competition celebrates. Nikon announced the winners last week, but I'm going to start off by highlighting one of the runners-up, an image of an ant.

The highly magnified ant photo is from wildlife photographer Eugenijus Kavaliauskas, who has a glorious portfolio you could lose yourself in for hours. The image has attracted some attention on social media, perhaps due to a combination of its haunting nature and the proximity of Halloween. It looks like something that crawled out of an orc pit in Middle-earth.