Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best macro shots in this photo contest with chances to win an iPad mini and more! Macro photography literally shows a macrocosmos that even though we are part of, we do not see in detail. Macro photography is the gateway to magical but real subjects that usually are the source for a balanced planet, be sure to browse the amazing collection within the gallery of this photo contest.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Milkweed Beetle" by JohnVS

Milkweed Beetle by DutchTouch - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

Congratulations Runner Up "TightCrop" by mikaelsundberg

TightCrop by mikaelsundberg - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

Congratulations Runner Up "Splash" by robbyticknor

Splash by robbyticknor - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

Congratulations Amateur Winner "Alien" by Mircea

Alien by Mircea - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

Congratulations People's Choicee "Jumping Spider" by sharischultzmccollough

Jumping Spider by sharischultzmccollough - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"IMG_2233" by reevese

IMG_2233 by reevese - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Snow Macro" by scottwilson

Snow Macro by scottwilson - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Long Way Home" by Bzox

Long Way Home by Bzox - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Needleye" by ajmphoto

Needleye by ajmphoto - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Hello stranger!" by erik_svec

Hello stranger! by ErikSvec - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Jumper" by MikeCeglady

Jumper by MikeCeglady - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Damselfly" by kutubuddin

Damselfly by kutubuddin - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Fly" by martynleaning

Fly by martynleaning - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"The Watchful Eye" by Spiritmaster

The Watchful Eye by Spiritmaster - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"I will be there" by TheresaD

"The Purple Pearl" by traceprinslooreppin

The Purple Pearl by traceprinslooreppin - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"NZ Weta" by SarahCaldwell

NZ Weta by SarahCaldwell - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Tiger" by Michael_Quinn

Tiger by Michael_Quinn - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"All clear.." by Casper

All clear.. by Casper - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"I lost my point" by JayLawler

I lost my point by JayLawler - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"BAD DREAMWEAVER-PRINT-800X1067-WM" by mdb123

BAD DREAMWEAVER-PRINT-800X1067-WM by mdb123 - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Flower Power" by cwassie

Flower Power by MikePhotos - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Winter Drop" by liasimcox

Winter Drop by liasimcox - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Fresia Center" by raguilo

Fresia Center by raguilo - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Smiley droplet" by FerArceAmare

Smiley droplet by FerArceAmare - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Morning Dew" by imagineit

Morning Dew by imagineit - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Ladybug 1" by richarddyhouse

"Grasshopper On Thistle Flower" by danny42

Grasshopper On Thistle Flower by danny42 - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"A large spider web on the ground" by tanjariedel

A large spider web on the ground by tanjariedel - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Curious Dragonfly" by Tkay

Curious Dragonfly by Tkay - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Pollen on the proboscis" by Ulisse

Pollen on the proboscis by Ulisse - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Big Head" by rahjuan

Big Head by rahjuan - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"IMG_8460-2" by gondmagdi

IMG_8460-2 by gondmagdi - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"What are YOU lookin at?" by wheelerdealer

What are YOU lookin at? by wheelerdealer - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Yellow Bug" by Joerg

Yellow Bug by Joerg - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"DSC_9987" by chefdrew

"Cuckoo Bee" by brettforsyth

Cuckoo Bee by brettforsyth - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"SMILE!" by SLRChick

SMILE! by PeriHoke_slrchick - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Bug" by Inquinata

Bug by Inquinata - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"oOOo" by garygregory

oOOo by garygregory - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Fly by me" by RuwanFonseka

Fly by me by RuwanFonseka - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Chameleon Profile" by michael_travers_0423

"smile" by whitedeer

smile by whitedeer - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"honey drop" by samanthawellsphotography

honey drop by samanthawellsphotography - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Damselfly" by elenapardini

Damselfly by elenapardini - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Dragonfly Baby Blues" by inge_vautrin

Dragonfly Baby Blues by inge_vautrin - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"1124" by AgnieszkaD

1124 by AgnieszkaD - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Very close and up" by zenit

Very close and up by zenit - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"_PIC9721" by jhilty

"Snail on the way" by spikerbagger

Snail on the way by spikerbagger - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"IMG_1422" by rachaellivingstone

IMG_1422 by rachaellivingstone - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Dragonfly and the Hibiscus" by wildorchidphotography

Dragonfly and the Hibiscus by KatieMcKinneyPhotography - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Hello" by UnkleFrank

Hello by UnkleFrank - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Turn Back!" by Garysanchez

"froggy" by pinkninja81

froggy by pinkninja81 - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Phaon Crescent" by MaryAnnAndrews

Phaon Crescent by MaryAnnAndrews - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Dragon" by ChristopherM

Dragon by ChristopherM - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Encounter" by Henrik_Spranz

Encounter by HenrikSpranz - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"4 spot darter" by scruffyherbert

4 spot darter by scruffyherbert - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Arnold Focuses..." by TheLucidTruth

Arnold Focuses... by HathsinPhotography - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Another Planet" by GlenMorgan

Another Planet by GlenMorgan - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"jamur berulat" by dede_8208

jamur berulat by dede_8208 - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Banded-Eye Drone Fly" by BrantLavery

Banded-Eye Drone Fly by BrantLavery - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Details of a Butterfly" by CC24

Details of a Butterfly by carolcardillo - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"deadly posturing" by Saartje

deadly posturing by Saartje - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Bee at work" by AnneDphotography

Bee at work by AnneDphotography - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Spider Lunchtime" by Darrenvn

Spider Lunchtime by Darrenvn - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest

"Giant ant?" by viven

Giant ant? by viven - Macro Extravaganza Photo Contest