Robert Bowen June 29th, 2011

The World Up Close: Showcase of Beautiful Macro Photographs

As designers, we are often told to think outside the box when we approach any new project. This change in perspective is supposed to grant us access to seeing the design differently than we normally would. To break out of that mold or routine that we can easily get sucked into, and have a fresh new view of it all. Photographers have a knack for changing the way we see the world, and one way they do so is through macro photography. Showing us the power and beauty in this alternate perspective.

Today we have collected some stunning examples of macro photography that are sure to inspire, and can hopefully stir you from your routine and usual perspective. These wonderful captures demonstrate the delicate and subtle construction of nature, ones that we often overlook from our usual perspective. But with the aid of the photographer's lens, we can get a closer look and see the world from a completely different angle.

A Closer Look

Touch watch


Light and leaves

An eight-spotted skimmer

Vintage Helios-44-2

Dumbell Hosue

Cosmic bloom


nebelgrauer trichterling




Margo Succulent

Cosmos Flower

Sunlit ladybird

Macro experiments

Macro view of frozen winter ball


In the garden



Up close and floral

Time flies

Oil and water liquid abstract

A bug visiting a bird of paradise flower

Carpenter Center

brown flowers


Pink flowers in the soil


Wild Strawberry



Thick rope knot

In the garden

Stormtrooper walking on sand


Large white

Robert Bowen

Robert Bowen is an emerging author, celebrated podcaster and poet, and most recently the co-founder and imaginative co-contributor of the creative design and blogging duo at the Arbenting and Dead Wings Designs.


  1. Some amazing macro photos in there! I’ve tried to take macro shots with my Sony SLR but none as good as that, any suggestions/settings for taking good macro photos?

  2. Art can be expressed in so many ways. Photography is most definitely one of them. All these photographers capture are with their lenses. Nice.

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