Maestro of the Macro: Andrey Pavlov's F-ANT-asy Photography

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I've always loved macro photography; investigating miniature worlds produces bold, artistic photographs popping with color, unique lines, and dynamic textures. Our Photo of the Day Contest is home to many memorable macro photographs

But I bet you've never seen anything like the work of Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov, who takes hours to photograph ants near his Moscow home. The most incredible part? Aside from staging the props for his surreal fairy-tale f-ant-asy world created for his daughters, Pavlov says the ants are all still alive and moving through his worlds naturally. 

Talk about patience and skill. Mr. Pavlov's photographs are evocative and fanciful and will surely bring a smile to your face. If you'd like, to check out his full gallery. Or here's a small sample of the 79 ant photos "Antrey" has taken thus far:

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