These Photos Look Like They’re From Another Planet, But Just Look Closer…

Macro photographer Suren Manvelyan can play tricks with your brain using only his camera lens. These extreme close-up shots take ordinary items on earth and make them seem like the latest developments in CGI. But we promise these aren’t exclusive screencaps from Avatar 2. Instead, they come from animals on our planet.

Manvelyan hones in on every little detail in the eyes of these fish and puts them on vibrant display.


1. Catfish


2. Porcupine Puffer Fish


3. Garden Boa


4. Blackspotted Puffer


5. Octopus


6. Eschmeyer’s Scorpionfish


7. Weedy Scorpionfish


(via Gizmodo.)

I’m starting to see where the “eyes are the window to the soul” idea came from. And believe it, too. Be sure to check out more of Manvelyan’s incredible work on his website.