Up close with nature

Witness the bizarre structures and patterns of nature close up. These amazing images have been created by the scientists at Amgueddfa Cymru using highly magnified photography. From butterflies to microscopic plankton - remarkable details are revealed in a whole new light in these breathtaking pictures, which are to be admired for their striking beauty as well as the scientific value they hold.

At this level of magnification, reality becomes quite surprising, click on the images below to discover more...