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By Igor Siwanowicz

This name permits you to zoom in at the world's so much great creatures. in the event that your baby might 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. because of nature photographer Igor Siwanowicz's awesome pictures, they could just do that. With those striking photographs, they'll see in eye-popping pack up element how tiny creatures hunt, feed, circulate, continue to exist and thrive. There are commonplace creatures like flies and beetles to examine, in addition to unique birds, reptiles, amphibians and rodents. observe what makes them various and the way they focus on residing in hugely different habitats. With Igor's backstage advisor on the right way to photo such tiny beasts, this is often an grand view of nature in miniature.

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