08/07/2013 10:39 am ET

Spider Photos By Nicky Bay Showcase the Bugs' Terrifying Beauty

Even if spiders terrify you, these photos of the colorful creatures are beyond beautiful.

Macro photographer Nicky Bay has shot thousands of creepy-crawlies, including these incredible arachnids. The creature below is called a mirror spider, for obvious reasons -- others have similarly descriptive names, including the bird dung spider, the twig spider, the ladybird mimic and the ogre-faced spider.


Bay shoots most of his photos in Singapore, what he calls an "urban jungle ... [with] an abundance of macro photography opportunities."

"Keep a keen lookout for little critters, for they could be just beside you, even in your home," Bay writes on his blog.

Take a look at a few more of his images below, and head on over to his website for more incredible macro shots.

These Spiders Are Beautiful And Terrifying