Stingin' in the rain! Incredible close-ups creepy crawlies covered in raindrops

Mesmerizing pictures show a host of insects covered in tiny droplets of rain after an early morning shower. The creatures and surrounding flowers are perfectly reflected by the drops of water, which looks like crystal balls in this series of close-up images. Photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza, 44, was up at dawn to catch rainfall in a forest near the Po River in Italy using macro photography, a technique which allows extremely close-up photographs. Scroll through to see these incredible images...

A stunning frontal shot of a hornet covered in rain is one of the pictures taken by Alberto Ghizzi Panizza near the Po River in the north of Italy. The water has fallen and stuck to the top of the insect's head and looks like a tiny tiara. 

A beautiful damselfly shielded by a splattering of tiny water droplets rests on a leaf in the forest near the Po River. Its elegant colorful body shines through the water and in the early morning light.

The head of this Lightblue dragonfly can be seen coated in the early morning rain as it uses its sharp, pincer-like legs to cling to a branch in the Italian forest.

A fly covered in rain in a forest near the Po River holds on to the undergrowth as its picture is taken. The creature looks like a cyclops with one water droplet covering the divide between its two eyes.



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