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Planet Earth

Surreal Portraits of Wildlife in Nature

The photographer calls the images "hyper real."


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Photographer Philippe Martin has perfected a unique type of nature photography that gives his images a hyper-real aesthetic. He accomplishes this by digitally fusing dozens of images of one subject together to create a single image in vibrant focus, almost unnatural to the human eye.

Martin has collected these images in a new book, Hyper Nature, which he says in the foreword "provides the viewer a new perception of biodiversity that shines light on the most humble and prolific of nature's creations."

We've excerpted some of our favorites in the slides to follow.


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