Young photographer takes stunning macro photos showing the intricate world of insects- using only his phone

Sasi Kumar hoped the stunning images would give people a glimpse into the usually hidden world of creepy crawlies around fields in Vellore, India.

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These stunning close up images of insects showing the most intricate details were taken by a budding wildlife photographer - using just his phone.

Sasi Kumar hoped the stunning images would give people a glimpse into the usually hidden world of creepy crawlies around fields in Vellore, India.

One striking image appears to show a soldier ant sucking from a tiny water droplet which is clinging to a plant.

Another shows an ant dwarfed by the body of a dead spider which it is incredibly holding up above its tiny frame.

The 20-year-old university student and amateur photographer managed to take the pictures by using only his OnePlus 6t and Redmi Note 3 mobile phones.

Sasi uses macro photography- a technique which allows a photographer to take extremely close-up photographs of their subjects.

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He explained: "I use various types of lenses to capture tiny insects which provide me with a much closer magnification. All the photos are captured through my mobile phone.

"When I find an interesting subject , I clip my lens to my phone then I pan my camera slowly towards them.

"If I hurry towards them they will take off so patience is key in macro photography.

"I'm really interested in taking photographs of tiny insects and flowers, so I mostly chose to photograph ants, butterflies and horse flies."

But getting the best shot is not always a simple job in macro photography.

Sasi from India explained: "Insects aren't like humans- they won't rest in a place for more time. I have missed many beautiful shots because of heavy wind, noise and lack of stability too.

"Macro photography is unique and I want to show people these tiny undiscovered creatures.

"It also helps me to recognise small things in my real life as well. I always strive for perfection.

"I get some immense pleasure when I'm taking photographs."

He added: "I'm an amateur photographer but I have been doing photography as a passion for the past three years. I mostly enjoy doing macro photography."