\u201cThis ant\u2019s face is giving me nightmares.\n\nIt\u2019s a magnified view of an ant's face which was honored as an image of distinction in Nikon's 2022 Small World photo contest.\n\nSource: Eugenijus Kavaliauskas/Nikon Small World\u201d
Speaking to Insider about his photo, Kavaliauskas said he lives near a forest, making it easy for him to capture an ant. He also shared that he took a picture of the ant under a microscope to see the "unseen corners."
"The main goal of photography is to be a discoverer," he told the outlet.
"I am fascinated by the Creator's masterpieces and the opportunity to see God's designs."
When asked about how the ant looked so frightening under the microscope, he told Insider that he believes there aren't any "horrors" in mother nature.
"When I first started with microphotography, I, too, thought all beetles looked a little like monsters, But now, I've gotten used to it," he added.
Despite how creepy the image is, it did not get the contest's top prize.