Anand Varma - Beauty and the Bizarre

Beauty and the Bizarre

  • Anand Varma, Natural History Photographer

When Anand Varma takes a photograph of a parasitic wasp consuming a caterpillar from the inside, he doesn’t want to you to be disgusted. He wants you to be astonished. After all, he’s devoted years of his life to perfecting his techniques to create dramatic, bizarre—and beautiful—images of the miniature world around us. In these truly unique images, he reveals the secret life cycle of the honeybee, captures the lightning-fast behaviors of hummingbirds, and offers a rare glimpse at our world's small wonders.

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Anand Varma, Natural History Photographer

Scientifically trained natural history photographer Anand Varma has made a name for himself photographing tiny wonders--from parasites and honeybees to bats, and hummingbirds.

Speaker Highlights
In 2010 Varma was awarded a Young Explorer Grant from National Geographic Society to photograph the wetlands of northern Patagonia.
To better research his 2015 National Geographic story, "Quest for a Superbee," Varma took up beekeeping at his home.
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