Incredible pictures of insects close up. See butterflies, dragonflies, bugs and more in this stunning macro photography picture gallery.
Common Blue. Kinnegar, Northern Ireland
Take off. A very energetic green-veined white butterfly at Glenarm Castle Estate, Northern Ireland
Head on – insect. Conlig, Northern Ireland
Metallic green fly at Balloo Wetlands, Bangor, Northern Ireland.
Very handsome iridescent green tiger beetle at Bloody Bridge, Northern Ireland
Grasshopper on driftwood at Killard Point nature reserve, Northern Ireland
Sunbathing. Insect near Kiltonga, Newtownards, Northern Ireland
A bumble bee and a soldier beetle at Killard Point nature reserve, Northern Ireland
Four spot. Dragonfly at the Lead Mines. Conlig, Northern Ireland
Harvestman. Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Green shield bug. Northern Ireland
“Hello, my name’s Jonathan Clark and, until recently, I was an IT analyst/programmer in a large aerospace company.
“Photography has been part of my life from a very early age when my parents bought me my first Kodak Instamatic 126 but since being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it’s become a life-saver.
“It is a hobby, which is endlessly rewarding without requiring a great deal of energy or travel.
The photographer is based in Northern Ireland, and for these photos used a Canon EOS 350D or EOS 70D with various focal lenses.
You can more of his amazing macrophotography and other types of pictures on his flickr account just by clicking here.