Weird and Wonderful Nature Photography

nature photography

I sometimes wonder why artists bother when I look at nature. We have nothing on her awesomeness! All we do is splash about in the bath while nature roars with all the might of the ocean (hat tip to Salvador!). The taxonomist Arthur Anker does a great job of capturing some of the smaller, more beautiful and interesting parts of nature with his photographs of bugs, frogs, crabs, and other creepy crawlies.

Here’s some of his amazing work from his Flickr page here.

arthur anker photographyArthur Anker – Cyphonia trifida (Membracidae), Venezuela

blue eyed crabArthur Anker – Blue-Eyed crab Megalopa, French Polynesia

weird Crustacean embryo photographArthur Anker – Crustacean embryo

weird crab pictureArthur Anker – Crab Megalopa, possibly Carpilius sp (Carpiliidae)

nature photography ribbon wormArthur Anker – Notospermus – Ribbon worm from St. Martin

sea slug photoArthur Ankler – Psychedelic sea slug (Sagaminopteron psychedelicum)

imperfect 89 butterflyArthur Anker – Imperfect 89 (Diaethria sp)

He has so many more amazing nature photographs online here. Go check them out!

Ps.. here’s that Salvador Dali quote that I stole from above ;-)

When I paint, the sea roars. The others splash about in the bath.
Salvadore Dali

And another quote while we’re at it..

An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
Henri Matisse

One more from Vinnie..

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent van Gogh


About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


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