As far as wildlife goes, insects are surely the backbone of the natural world.  They provide the majority of plant pollination that occurs, they are the main source of food for an untold number of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids.  Insects help to decompose waste materials.  They fly, crawl, and swim.  There are estimated to be more than 30 million different insect species, and most of them have never even been described (identified as a new species).  Insects can be found on every continent, and in nearly any habitat on the planet, and our understanding of these incredible little creatures is only in it’s infancy.  This album is mostly characterized by macro pictures of these beautiful creatures which are all around us (yet rarely observed) in day-to-day life.