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Photographer Captures Alien Bugs In Extraordinary Detail

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MUNICH, GERMANY - UNDATED: EXCLUSIVE Giant Malaysian Shield Praying Mantis pictured in Igor's studio in Munich, Germany. From a South American dead leaf mantis posing with elegance for the camera, to a Schizocephala mantis capturing a fly in mid-air, these incredible close up pictures of insects are a sight to behold. Biochemist and photographer Igor Siwanowicz has spent the last seven years carefully acquiring, breeding and capturing bizarre and visually stunning images of his subjects. Taken in a home studio in Munich, Germany, these are the latest images from his ever growing collection. Igor studies the habits and physiology of these compelling creatures, which gives him the edge when it comes to producing thought-provoking imagery. Igor cites his main influence as the works of the designer of the monster from the Alien films, HR Giger who was obsessed with the paradox of turning the human form into an alien one. (Photo by Igor Siwanowicz / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
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MUNICH, GERMANY - UNDATED: EXCLUSIVE Giant Malaysian Shield Praying Mantis pictured in Igor's studio in Munich, Germany. From a South American dead leaf mantis posing with elegance for the camera, to a Schizocephala mantis capturing a fly in mid-air, these incredible close up pictures of insects are a sight to behold. Biochemist and photographer Igor Siwanowicz has spent the last seven years carefully acquiring, breeding and capturing bizarre and visually stunning images of his subjects. Taken in a home studio in Munich, Germany, these are the latest images from his ever growing collection. Igor studies the habits and physiology of these compelling creatures, which gives him the edge when it comes to producing thought-provoking imagery. Igor cites his main influence as the works of the designer of the monster from the Alien films, HR Giger who was obsessed with the paradox of turning the human form into an alien one. (Photo by Igor Siwanowicz / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
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