Magnified Peacock Feathers
Peacock feathers are stunning from afar—the fan, the pageantry—but they become something entirely different close up.
British Columbia-based photographer Waldo Nell is an expert at capturing the extraordinary, even when he’s not working with a camera. Nell actually uses an Olympus BX53—that’s a microscope for the less scientific among us—to capture the most extreme closeups of the natural world, such as fish, insects, and these arresting photos of peacock feathers. After capturing the minute details of each with the microscope, Nell creates image composites that result in these high-def photos.