Vyacheslav Mishchenko, snails, ants, insects, macro, macro photography, nature photography

People are often accused of anthropomorphizing non-human creatures when their actions “seem” to be similar to human activities, but is it really inconceivable that insects might think and feel the same things we do? What might a snail think when it sees its reflection in a bubble? Do dragonflies revel in the beauty of summer sunsets the way that we do?

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Mishchenko’s photos inspire us to pause and consider the kinship we share with these little beauties, and perhaps with kinship lies greater understanding, respect, and even stronger conservation efforts.

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