Macrophotographs of insects are the most beautiful thing you've seen all week

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Are you a fan of embiggened bugs? Alex Wild — master of ceremonies over at Myrmecos — has just posted over 600 of his best photographs from 2011, and it is one of the most jaw-dropping collections of insect macrophotography we've ever seen. Click through to check it out — you won't be disappointed.

Featured up top is just one of our favorites: An Eciton army ant has anchored herself to the tip of Wild's finger with a set of "ice-tong" mandibles, providing her the leverage she needs to sting him at will. [Myrmecos]