"Why biodiversity matters" is the caption over a stack of blocks about to topple as the block labeled "biodiversity" is being pulled out of the pile for further examination. The image welcomes readers into photographer Niall Benvie's blog Images from the Edge.
Benvie went on mission to the picturesque Tirolean village of Fließ, Austria, with the Wild Wonders of Europe project. A sampling of creepy crawlies he "captured" and reduced to their purest essence against a white background features in this slideshow. Let this feast for the eyes remind us of the incredible wonder of the universe, which is argument enough for biodiversity.
More on Biodiversity:
Images from the Edge
Reader's Photos of Backyard Nature
Frog and Toad are Friends: A Biodiversity Story
Excessive Fertilizer Use Decreasing Grassland Biodiversity: Scientists Discover Why
Reducing Biodiversity Increases Risk that Diseases will Jump from Animals to People
Los Amigos: Volunteers Vacationing with Scientists