Macro Photography: 20 Inspiring Examples

Macro photography, the art of taking close-up photos, can produce incredible results that show us the world in a different way than we normally see it through our own eyes. The details in macro photos can be stunning, as you will see below.

In this post we’ll showcase 20 different examples of macro photography from a variety of photographers. If you see something that you would like to view in full size, please click the image or the credit link to be taken to the source.

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Hajdu Tamas

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Michael Dykstra

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Suren Manvelyan

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Justin Dotson

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Daniel Aviles

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Joakim Kraemer

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Joakim Kraemer

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Ivaylo Petrov

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Ivaylo Petrov

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Suren Manvelyan

Macro Photography

Photo credit: FA Design

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Justin Dotson

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Daniel Aviles

Macro Photography

Photo credit: viamoi

Macro Photography

Photo credit: viamoi

Macro Photography

Photo credit: viamoi

Macro Photography

Photo credit: viamoi

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Per Ola Wiberg

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Ashley Rose

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Giovanni Orlando

Macro Photography

Photo credit: Giovanni Orlando

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  • andrew, June 14, 2011

    this is just sick! :)

  • Toni Aull, June 14, 2011

    Excellent Job on all photos… And bravo on the invention that brought macro photos to life

  • Dragon, June 14, 2011

    God’s creation is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  • Termosit, June 14, 2011

    Jimmy Hoffman really nice.The others too but Hoffman better.

  • andy, June 14, 2011

    Too inspiring…good stuff. thanks

  • aledesign.it, June 14, 2011

    So wonderful…my preferite are the flowers and tha frog…spiders and insects I hate…even are so a good shoot!

  • Kendra, June 15, 2011

    I really like the caterpilar! Such brilliant colors!

  • Mohammad Danish, June 15, 2011

    Excellent Job on all photos… And bravo on the invention that brought macro photos to life

  • Vladimir, June 15, 2011

    Very beautiful :)
    I really like the quality and the details of the photos.

  • Tristar Web Design, June 16, 2011

    Macro photography is so fascinating, it’s amazing how up close you can get to the subject to pick up every little texture and hair. I disagree with aledesign.it, I think the insects are far more interesting than the flowers. In comparison the flowers seem boring. You never get to see an insect up close like that. The ants are brilliant and my absolute favourite has to be the frog with the insect on it’s head. Jimmy Hoffman must have been really satisfied when he took that shot!

  • FUK apparel, June 19, 2011

    These are amazing! I absolutely love macro photography but have just never saved up the $$ for one of those high dollar lenses. Thanks for sharing though.

    • Vandelay Website Design, June 20, 2011

      FUK apparel,
      A lot of inexpensive point and shoot cameras now have macro modes. The quality may not be as high as the cameras used in some of these examples, but you can still get some pretty good results without a huge investment.

  • JC Heymans, June 23, 2011

    Incredible photos!

  • komikoyunlar, June 28, 2011

    Thanks a rare work has been very good

  • kate, July 28, 2011

    Impressive photographs …..thy look so damn real..its completely incredible…

  • Marc GC | Fine Art Photography, November 27, 2011

    Amazing set of macros, really stunning! I always have been a macro photography fan and with a gallery like I can spent a lot of timing enjoying all these beauty. It’s really difficult to say buy If I would vote for one it will be the praying mantis from Jimmy Hoffman for a great focus on the main subject and amazing use of light.

  • I know nothing about Macro photography but trying to learn as much as I can over the winter months…. sort of an escape from the wedding photography, doing something just for the fun of it. These shots are simply mind blowing, if I could get something even 10% this quality I would be a very happy man.

    Beautiful!

  • These are excellent samples of macro photography. I love the first one because the eggs of the insect are like hundreds of eyes watching you ! I also like the second one because is very artist and of coarse the sixth one which is very minimalistic.

    Very good samples to follow !