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 photographers lens, we can get a closer look and see the world from a completely different angle.

A Closer Look

Foxglove by Lookalive-sunshine

Not all tears are an evil by Annarigby

Broccoli Macro by Johan J. Ingles-Le Nobel

rainbow in my life by magnesina

Macro Flor by Andrés Nieto Porras

– by kingdaughter

Macro of a bee by Tambako the Jaguar

Hello, My Name is Spike by tacou

Damselfly by vlastas

3D 2x Macro shot of my Toothbrush by syvwlch

Money-tree flower- macro lens – HTC Desire by Alpha

Clematis macro by Renate Dodell

Colored by xsunnygirl83w

bluebottle macro by Fiona Wilkinson

Amazing Raindrops by matthewpoland

Antares by Stoppelbart

flamingo by `tragicmistress

yellow flower by loLaurer

Macro: Sunflower Petals against a Blue Sky by The Green Party of Ireland Comhaontas Glas

Sigma 17-70mm DC Macro spider

A lonely water drop by Louserz

Blue Bird by Vellocet-Photography

Lichen Macro by Johan J. Ingles-Le Nobel

Macro @ 24mm by Dino Quinzani

In the dark there is life by bagba

pearled arc by keineAnhung

Peekaboo by Minnie-Mocha

Macro Cactus Thorn by jnyemb

Calm by Midnite-myknee-Blu

Caged Flower by Stars-and-Skulls

pure orange by LaPlumellDisait

Flower by devilish89

Macro Purple by BusterBrownBB

Butterfly 2 by MonjaraM

ladybug15 by RaphaelDES

first by ankyl

taraxacum by AlenaDudareva

Stuck in the middle by Annarigby


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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