Extreme close ups of insects by Javier Ruperez (23 images)

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Extreme close-up photos reveal the bizarre alien-like bodies of tiny insects which are no larger than a piece of rice.

Seen in such detail, the creatures' huge eyes and hair-covered legs can make them look like nightmarish monsters.

The vibrant colours, and armour-plated skins of the flies and weevils in these macro photos are rarely seen in such detail.

Javier Ruperez, who is a specialist in 'extreme macro' photography, said: "It is a technique...
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