A ridiculously powerful camera has let a German photographer take some of the most incredible footage I have ever seen. There's a reason creature designers so often look to the animal kingdom - and insects in particular - for inspiration. Because when you see them this close, they may as well be aliens.

The photographer is Stefan Diller. Stefan, you have made my day/week.

Amazing HD Footage of Plants and Insects Magnified [Barcroft TV, via Laughing Squid]