These are almost too intricately created to be real, but they are. So real, in fact, that they look like actual insects.
What they are is the carvings of Japanese artist Noriyuki Saitoh.
It’s truly crazy to look at them and try to wrap your head around the fact that they are crafted by hand from bamboo.
As a guy whose carving skill is limited to whittling an almost symmetrical point on a twig, I’m not able to!
See more of these insane creations HERE.