Thorben Danke

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Thorben Danke, a passionate macro and insect photographer from Besigheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, has dedicated himself to the fascinating world of insects since the summer of 2016. For him, photography is not just about capturing images, but also about a deep connection with nature that grows with each image.

In the world of insects, Thorben discovers a variety of colours, structures and behaviours that fascinate him. A passionate and ambitious insect photographer, Thorben shows incredible macro shots up to 60:1 magnification in 10 photos. But his approach goes beyond simply capturing details and impressions: he sees his work as an opportunity to change the way we look at these often overlooked and even annoying creatures.

Thorben is aware of the importance of insects to the ecological balance and human existence. For him, the alarming 'extinction of insects' is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. His motto 'see, know, appreciate, protect' reflects his desire to use his images to raise awareness of the alarming decline in insect populations and to encourage people to think differently.

His mission is to raise public awareness of the problem and encourage people to take action. He firmly believes that it is only through people's knowledge and understanding of the insect world that the necessary protection and conservation of these endangered species can be guaranteed.

Thorben is an author of the book "Ganz nah dran: Makrofotografie – Ideen, Motive, Workshops" published by Rheinwerk Verlag. 325 pages of concentrated knowledge in high quality. The book is the result of a collaboration between seven fantastic macro photographers. Among them are 10Fotos participants Stephan Heinemann and Dr. Gerald Haas.

[ Text 10Photos, based on information provided by Thorben Danke ]

10Photos says: This extreme type of macro photography inspires us because it gives us unknown insights into a world that we cannot see with the naked eye. Thorben's macro images of insects show us bizarre details and beauty. They allow us to appreciate the diversity and complexity of these tiny creatures in a new way. Simply beautiful - in every sense of the word - and absolutely fascinating!

For more pictures and information, visit Thorben Dankes' website sagaoptics.de and his Instagram account @sagaoptics.