Russian photographer andrey pavlov has developed the macro-photographic series ‘ant tales’. picture ants captured in moments of spontaneous or choreographed play. many images picture the bugs using props pavlov has crafted from raw materials from the region such as berries or nut shells. each photo is taken at especially close range by the artist, documenting his insect neighbors near his rural home in their natural environment.
'The Idolomantis Diabolica is sometimes known as the "King of all mantids" for the obvious reason: it's beauty, size and rarity, is one of the largest species of praying mantis that mimic flowers. (Photo by: Scott Thompson)'