If you have arachnophobia, by all means do not go any further in this post and click NEXT! But if you love photography and are fond of the animal world, including insects, you will love these photographs from Thomas Shahan. When it comes to insects, most people like butterflies and ladybugs but have you ever heard someone say they love spiders? Spiders tend to have a bad reputation among humans even though they provide us with a great service: they eat mosquitoes and what is more annoying then a mosquito? You might not believe it but some spiders can be cute, especially when photographed from very close. Macro photography exposes things otherwise to small for the human eyes to see and it is an especially great photo technique when taking pictures of small animals, plants and insects. In this series of photos, Thomas Shahan is using jumping spiders as subjects and he is making us love them! They are colorful, beautiful and full of personality! You can look at Thomas Shahan Flikr account for more Jumping Spider photos and other macro photography series.