Stunning Image Captures Mosquito As it Sucks Up Blood


Image by Miguel Jalo. Used with permission.

Photographer Miguel Jalo captured an absolutely incredible image of a mosquito who landed on him and began to feast on his blood. The image was posted to the PhotoCritique Subreddit, where many also found it to be a great catch.

Miguel states that he used a Nikon 40mm lens at F16 and ISO 100 and was afraid to get closer to the subject lest it get scared off. While folks are critiquing the background and cutting off the legs, Miguel still caught the important parts of the image that otherwise make it incredible and while framing it quite well.

“I shot this at f16. Was afraind to go any further because that particular lens starts losing sharpness. Those light(s) are the result of the in camera flash not being able to (light) up the whole frame. It was one of the problems with that lens in particular, because if you wanted 1:1 magnification (true macro) you’d have to get really really close to your subject.” states Miguel.

For what it’s worth, the image is very detailed and shows us a moment that we rarely ever see and are too often too busy swatting the mosquito.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.