Butterflies have always been considered a thing of beauty, but thanks to biochemist Linden Gledhill, we can see that its beauty is skin deep! The scientist and photographer with a penchant for macro-photography created a remarkable series of images of blown up butterfly and moth wings. The resulting images, which reveal abstract and well-organized patterns of color, suggest that biology's perfection can't always be seen with the naked eye alone.
The intricate details of the colorful wings of butterflies and moths are revealed in Gledhill’s gorgeous photographs, taken with a macro lens for an amazing close perspective. Each photograph shows the surprisingly well-organized structure of patterns and textures, made up of tiny pieces that look like fine flower petals.
Gledhill’s photographs show the vast differences that exist between different butterfly species. Each petal, which is really like a feathery-textured fish scale, differs in shape, color and arrangement. From afar, the wings of these butterflies and moths are equally beautiful, but just look like continuous blocks of color. With Gledhill’s macro lens, viewers can see the hundreds of different colored scales that make up the appearance of one tone, including shimmering iridescence that isn’t as noticeable without magnification. The photographer and biochemist has turned his macro lens on everything from snowflakes to soap and plants, exploring the grandeur of all things microscopic.
Via This is Colossal
Images ©Linden Gledhill