Looking at Peacock feathers under a professional microscope is awe inspiring.

It’s probably impossible not to admire a peacock’s attractive feathers and the way they elevate nature’s insane artistry. In this series of photographs, Canadian photographer and software engineer Waldo Nell shows us one more reason why he natural world is beautiful and why a peacock is part and parcel of that natural beauty.

With the aid of an Olympus BX 53 microscope, the talented Canadian brings us the feathers of a peacock in an up-close-and-personal manner that proves that they are even more gorgeous than when you view them from a few steps away. He took more than a hundred of individual shots of peacock feathers and used a process known as photo stacking to blend dozens of the images before edging them back together to create different focal points and comes up with theses incredible images.

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An already marvelous bird when viewed from a distance, it should come as no surprise how incredible peacock’s feathers are when viewed under the microscope. Looking them at this level of detail makes them appear more vibrant and reminiscent of a sparkling piece of jewelry. Find more of Nell’s work on Flickr.

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