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thisislittledragon:

Little Dragon

thisislittledragon:

Little Dragon

mainart:

Torn Cardboards (65x50 cms), 2014 Ibon Mainar

mainart:

Torn Cardboards (65x50 cms), 2014 Ibon Mainar

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

tibets:

here’s a video of me

(via troyesivan)