Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups – in pictures


Wildlife photographer Yudy Sauw has captured close-ups of insects revealing their colourful and alien-like faces. In these images the insects have bulging eyes and sharp pincers and appear more grotesque than usual. Yudy photographed the bugs at his home studio in Banten, Indonesia, from 2-10cm away.

The orange antennae of a brown .
The sky blue eyes of a blue .
A longhorn .
The black eyes of a yellow ant make it look lifeless.
The yellow face of a .
The eyes of a tiger dragonfly look like a motorcyle helmet.
The purple and green face of a soldier fly.
A black ant, looking downtrodden.
A golden ant, with minuscule hairs on its face and body.
The colourful eyes and face of a dragonfly.
Face-to-face with a golden ant.
A fights with an insect.

This article was first published by The Guardian.

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