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Lennart Nilsson Award for outstanding photography of the world of insects
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The 2006 Lennart Nilsson Award prize for scientific photography has been awarded to Satoshi Kuribayashi, a Japanese nature photographer. Mr Kuribayashi was selected as this year's prize-winner because of the photographic techniques he pioneered to photograph the world of the insect in a new and unique method.
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Using humour, empathy, beauty and unsurpassed precision he depicts both the insects themselves and their environments in fascinating video and still imagery. His images provide a new perspective on one of the Earth's many ecosystems where human beings and insects prove to have unexpectedly much in common.
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Satoshi Kuribayashi, 67, has worked as a freelance photographer since the 1960s. Since those beginnings, he has published no less than 40 books and films, all focusing on insect ecology. Kuribayashi's unique methods are based largely on his skills in designing and fabricating optical devices and other photographic equipment required to both examine and capture imagery at the magnification required to accomplish this work. One of his innovations includes a medical instrument to which he has fitted a lens of only three millimetres in diameter. His most recent publications include the book "In Front of the Ant" and the film "Universe Among the Grass".
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For more information about and images by Satoshi Kuribayashi, visit his web site Kuriken, www.kurivision.com (mainly in Japanese).
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magnimike 11 years ago
Amazing, simply amazing. He managed to break the laws of depth of field and field of view in macro photography in one fell swoop. Truly amazing.
Mike
cypherone - Taiwan 10 years ago
I I tried to imitate Kuribayashi's unique technique for more then two years. Recently, I finished my first homemade deep-focus macro lens.

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kds315 PRO 9 years ago
Impressive photos!
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