By Igor Siwanowicz

This name allows you to zoom in at the world's such a lot very good creatures. in the event that your baby can be pint-sized like a pipistrelle bat, or see eye-to-eye with a housefly they'd stumble upon a miniature international of odd physique shapes, extraordinary habit, and a few jaw-dropping insights into existence for the very small. due to nature photographer Igor Siwanowicz's awesome pictures, they could just do that. With those spectacular photos, they'll see in eye-popping pack up element how tiny creatures hunt, feed, circulate, live on and thrive. There are standard creatures like flies and beetles to examine, besides unique birds, reptiles, amphibians and rodents. detect what makes them diversified and the way they deal with dwelling in hugely different habitats. With Igor's behind the curtain advisor on the best way to picture such tiny beasts, this can be an grand view of nature in miniature.

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