Photomicrography Reveals The World’s Smallest Wonders

Birds Of A Feather


This amazing image is actually a down feather from the great tit. No, that is not something dirty. The great tit, or Parus major, is a small bird commonly found in Europe, the Middle East, Central and Northern Asia, and parts of North Africa. At normal size, the bird’s feathers appear yellow, white and black, but are much more vivid up close. The image was taken by Marek Miś from Suwalki, Poland, a biologist by education but a photographer by trade, who specializes in photomacrography and photomicrography. This particular photo of his earned him 16th place in this year’s Nikon competition.