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Mesmerizing (or Terrifying?) Macro Photos of Spiders Staring Straight at the Camera

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Macro photographs of insects are nothing new; and yet, Malaysian Jimmy Kong‘s photographs of spiders staring straight at the camera are immediately captivating and at least a tiny bit terrifying.

Kong is a retired technician who picked up macro photography only two years ago. Of course, it took quite some time and practice before he was capturing photos like the ones you see here:

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Kong told us that he draws his inspiration from other macro photographers that he finds on websites and forums. To see more of his macro photography — spiders and otherwise — head over to his Flickr account by clicking here.

(via Colossal)


Image credits: Photographs by Jimmy Kong and used with permission