Photo of the Day

October 14, 2016

Made It Big

A magnified tiger beetle shows its true colors. Your Shot photographer Mark Smith writes that this image was made in “2014 during the Entomological Collections Network annual meeting [in Portland, Oregon] … attended by curators of the entomological collections at many of the prestigious natural history museums around the world.” The enlarged photo was created using “an imaging system developed by Macroscopic Solutions in order to capture an extended depth of field using high magnification optics.” This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Mark Smith, National Geographic Your Shot

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