Morning Dew

Miroslaw Swietek, a Polish physiotherapist, took these truly remarkable pictures of insects while dew collected on their sleeping bodies. Swietek says he sought out the insects with a torch in the small forest outside his home in Jaroszow, a village just about 30 miles from the city of Wroclaw, Poland. The insects, according to Miroslaw, were difficult to find but were not terribly hard to photograph. Insects don’t ‘sleep’ in the sense that humans do. Instead they enter a state of decreased physiological activity, known as torpor, thats usually characterized by a decrease in body temperature and metabolism, rendering them immobile and with a dull sensitivity to external stimuli.


~ by mythrus on April 21, 2010.

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