Photos: Your Up-Close and Personal Views of Nature

Throughout April, we've been getting close to nature — really close, taking macro photos during our outings to the beach, forests and in our backyard.

Several of our followers took their own macro photos and sent them in. Check them out below! (Have any macro photos of your own you'd like to share? Submit them in the form at the bottom of this post and we'll add them to this blog.)

Dahlia,  against a mural painted on a wall at Seattle Tilth Learning Garden at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. (From Maggie Brown.)

Here's one of my recent photos of a budding trillium. Taken on the trails next door to my home in Kingston, WA. (From Sara Huffman).

Jelly fish in Blackstone Bay Alaska on our way to glacier to spread my dad's ashes Father's Day 2013/ (From Keri Bailey-Gregerich.)

Taken a few years ago just outside Bellingham: unidentified mushroom (possibly a Strobilus species) on a Douglas fir cone. (From Kurt Yandell.)

Peace Rose, in Renton, Wash. (From Maggie Brown.)

Moss at Sunshine Lake Alaska at my uncles cabin on the way to Tallketna. (From Keri Bailey-Gregerich.)