Insects and bugs are magnificent models in their tiny environment filled with beautiful details. Most of these free insect stock photos below are shot with a Macro lens and although using such a lens is pretty straight forward but there are certain tricks you need to master to be able to produce great photography.

They are the most diverse group of animals on the planet and include more than a million described species and represent more than half of all known living organisms on the planet. Insects can be found in nearly every environment although there aren’t many species that reside in the oceans.

Insect Macro Photography

A true macro is the ability to produce an image that is as big (or bigger) on the film plane (or digital sensor) as it is in real life. This is where we get the term “lifesize” or “1:1 magnification” as it is used in macro lingo. The term “magnification” is important because true macro photography does not involve “zooming” or getting closer to a subject; instead, we are relying on the lens itself to magnify the image that will be projected onto the film plane. Source: How to Do Macro Insect Photography

Here is a list of 25 beautiful and sometimes scary insect stock photos uploaded by our users:

Chafer Beetle Free Stock Photo

Chafer Beetle Free Insect Stock Photos

Mantid II Free Stock Photo

Mantid II Free Insect Stock Photos

White Butterfly Free Stock Photo

White Butterfly Free Insect Stock Photos

Cicadidae Sp Cicada Free Stock Photo

Cicadidae Sp Cicada Free Insect Stock Photos

Moth Free Stock Photo

Moth Free Insect Stock Photos

Ladybug Free Stock Photo

Ladybug Free Insect Stock Photos

Spider Free Stock Photo

Spider Free Insect Stock Photos

Tiny Bug on a Branch Free Stock Photo

Tiny bug on a branch Free Insect Stock Photos

Housefly Free Stock Photo

Housefly Free Insect Stock Photos

Curious Jumping Spider Free Stock Photo

Curious Jumping Spider Free Insect Stock Photos

Skipper Butterfly Free Stock Photo

Skipper Butterfly Free Insect Stock Photos

Locust Free Stock Photo

Locust Free Insect Stock Photos

Cayenne Tick Free Stock Photo

Cayenne Tick Free Insect Stock Photos

Beetle Free Stock Photo

Beetle Free Insect Stock Photos

Rubytail Wasp Free Stock Photo

Rubytail Wasp Free Insect Stock Photos

Hoverfly Free Stock Photo

Hoverfly Free Insect Stock Photos

Snail Free Stock Photo

Snail Free Insect Stock Photos

Beetle on the Plant Free Stock Photo

Beetle on the Plant Free Insect Stock Photos

Butterfly in the Garden Free Stock Photo

Butterfly in the Garden Free Insect Stock Photos

Praying Mantis Free Stock Photo

Praying Mantis Free Insect Stock Photos

Swallowtail Damselfly Free Stock Photo

Swallowtail Damselfly Free Insect Stock Photos

Ladybird Free Stock Photo

Ladybird Free Insect Stock Photos

Fire Ant Free Stock Photo

Fire Ant Free Insect Stock Photos

Spider Closeup Free Stock Photo

Spider Closeup Free Insect Stock Photos

Asian Ladybug Free Stock Photo

Asian Ladybug Free Insect Stock Photos

That’s all 25 images featured in this post. We have hundreds more free insect stock photos waiting to be downloaded in our main insect image category. Check them out or upload your own insect photos.

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