Video Weird America: Bug Eye Edition

by Matthew Norman

You probably won’t see anything else on YouTube this week as compelling as Thomas Shahan’s “An Introduction to High-Magnification Macro Photography.” Shahan is an unusual breed of wildlife photographer, capturing gorgeous images of some truly bizarre-looking fauna you might nonetheless have in (or near) your backyard.

He claims the bug-snapping game is more about having persistence than about having high-end gear, but it’s obvious it also helps to have an artistic eye—and Shahan sure does. A gallery of his utterly stunning photos can be found on his site; check it out after you watch this video:

And if you HAVE seen something on YouTube this week that you find more compelling than this, by all means, hip us to it in the comments below.