From crocodiles to chameleons, animals’ eyes are specially adapted to the needs and environment of the individual species, and the variety is both mesmerising and astonishing.
Macro photography reveals hidden details and alien landscapes
Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan created a fascinating Animal Eyes close-up photo series. His images reveal vibrant colours and intricate details, and seeing something that’s hidden from the naked eye is always the beauty of macro photography. With these 30+ closeup images, one is able to see details such as the irises’ colour gradients, textures, patterns and even tiny blood vessels, causing these eyes to look like bizarre alien landscapes.
Born in Armenia in 1976, Suren Manvelyan started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests span from Macro to Portraits, Creative photo projects, Landscape, and much more. Suren’s photos have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers in Armenia and worldwide.
His latest popular series of close ups of a human eye – entitled “Your beautiful eyes,” together with a similar series on “Animal eyes,” have had millions of views on the Web.
They were published by National Geographic, Yahoo!, Die Zeit, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Independent, Telegraph, La Republica, Liberation, Guardian, Wired, Huffington Post, Wedemain, The Shortlist, DT Magazine, MAXIM, and many others. The photos were also used by BBC Spain, BBC Brasil, WNYC, Gizmondo and many others.
In parallel to photography, for the past ten years Suren has also enjoyed teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School. From 1997 to 2011 he served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences.
Suren received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Yerevan State University in 2001 where his research focused on Quantum Chaos. He received the President Award of the Republic of Armenia the next year for his research work in the field of quantum technologies.
HOW TO TAKE STUNNING MACRO PHOTOS WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE
If you’ve ever scrolled through Instagram or Flickr and seen an incredible close-up photograph of a flower, insect, or even jewelry, you may have wondered how you can get similar photos, especially if you don’t have a camera. Thankfully, you don’t have to buy a DSLR or expensive macro lens to get these kinds of shots. All you need is a mobile phone, a simple accessory, and a bit of curiosity. In this article, I’ll go through some tips to help you get stunning macro photos using your mobile phone.