Macro Photos of Insect Eyes by Shikhei Goh
When it comes to odd and beautiful evolutionary tangents, the compound eyes of insects have to be at the top of the list for specialization, other-worldliness and beauty. I just love how the ommatidia of insect eyes are faintly iridescent, and at once both individual units and a larger whole.
Shikhei Goh has a huge gallery of macro photos of insect eyes here, and they are phenomenal.
I call this guy “Wilford Brimley”.
Previously: Did you catch this three-dimensional view of a fruit fly embryo’s development, cell by cell?