These awesome macro photos of insects and arachnids are the work of Israel-based photographer Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein. The level of detail is truly astonishing.

“The artist says all of the bugs are alive when he photographs them, and when he is done, he lets them fly away. Exactly how that works is a mystery - seems pretty tough! - but Reinshtein certainly has the speed and skill to capture each perfect moment. He is so quick, oftentimes he is even able to document a single drop of water balancing precariously atop a bug’s head.”

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more of Dmitriy’s amazing photos.