At first glance, one might wonder “what the heck…?”. There’s something soft and fuzzy about the appearance, similar to that of a stuffed panda bear, perhaps. I love close encounters with small subjects like this. This is a Swallowtail caterpillar – right at home on some dill I’d planted in my garden this spring. I was drawn in by its absolute beauty. I felt I wanted to present this beauty by getting in as close as I could. This is the result.
What an incredible view that we don't get to often see, Leigh! I, too, had to take a second look at this image to understand exactly what I was seeing but then I realized I was seeing something I've never seen before in such great detail. Images like this let us have a better understanding of the world around us. Well done!
Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot