Extreme Macro Photograph – The Fly

True flies are insects of the order Diptera, the name being derived from the Greek di = two, and ptera = wings. Insects of this order use only a single pair of wings to fly, the hindwings being reduced to club-like balancing organs known as halteres.

Diptera is a large order containing an estimated 1,000,000 species.


This extreme macro photograph by Johann Swanepoel was created by combining over 200 individual images in order to provide the size and depth required.





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