Lithuanian wildlife photographer, Eugenijus Kavaliauskas, submitted a demonic snapshot of an ant’s face, magnified five times under a microscope, to the 2022 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, which has created a buzz on the internet. The competition entertains the art of microscope photography, which the human eye cannot capture.
The intricate and startling details of an ant’s face have been revealed by Eugenijus Kavaliauskas, a photographer who submitted this image to a Nikon photo competition. pic.twitter.com/NmpaCyrbsh
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The Demonic Snapshot of An Ant’s Face
The netizens were shocked after watching the demonic Snapshot of an ant’s face that looked like a horror movie poster. The photographer, Kavaliauskas, told an international media outlet that he lives near a forest, and it is easier for him to spot an ant near his vicinity. He said, “I’m always looking for details, shadows, and unseen corners. The main goal of photography is to be a discoverer. I am fascinated by the creator’s masterpieces and the opportunity to see God’s designs.”
The Demonic art face has captured the attention of social media probably due to the combination of its haunting nature and the proximity of Halloween, which makes it look like a creature has emerged from the pit of the Earth’s core. A user wrote; “Thank you for ruining ants. I thought they looked cute. Now I’m terrified.” While another user said, “Ant-man shoulda have been a horror film.”
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Who Secured the First Place in the Competition?
While Eugenijus’s photograph ended up as the runner-up, the competition was won by Grigorii Timin for an image of the embryonic hand of a Madagascar gecko, which shows the gecko’s bones, tendons skin, and nerves magnified up to 63 times. “Masterfully blending imaging technology and artistic creativity, Timin utilized high-resolution microscopy and image-stitching to capture this species of Phelsuma Grandi’s day gecko,” Nikon said in a statement.
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