A British photographer has captured up-close images of insects and flora that have been preserved in amber for 40 million years. 

The insects are no more than 3mm in length, so Levon Biss employed a unique method of photography to capture the level of detail seen in the pictures.

Each image is built from thousands of photographs taken of the insect through a microscope

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This process allows for the sharp detail of the image to be maintained even when printed at over a metre in width.

Prints of the photographs are available for sale from Mr Biss’s website.