You May Think These Are Photoshopped Pictures. But They’re Actually Real and Completely Amazing.

You’re going to swear that these amazing photos below are photoshopped. But I assure you they’re awesomely real. They are the work of an incredibly talented and creative Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov.

Every summer Andrey spends hours and hours of setting up fantastic fairy tale scenes before starting to photograph them with the red forest ants. He uses a macro lens and carefully start snapping at this magical world we’ve never seen before.

Check out his completely awesome photos.

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Every summer Andrey moves to his cottage in the countryside to take pictures of the red forest ants.

When I had children and started reading them fairytales, I realized it was something I never did as a child. That’s when I decided to make up for it and start creating some fairytales of my own,” he said.

I used to work in theater which was a big help when it came to making props. I chose ants because I respect them and their way of life. They care about their children and look after the elderly,” Andrey added.