Naturalist and photographer Kjell Sandved found patterns resembling letters on the wings of moths and other insects.

Naturalist and photographer Kjell Sandved spent decades traveling the world and photographing countless species of butterflies and moths. While looking at the images up close, he found an alphabet in the patterns on their delicate wings:

One day many years ago, as I was looking through a microscope at a tropical moth, to my surprise I noticed a tiny, perfect letter F hidden on the wing. I was astounded and wondered if I could find other letters. Perhaps I could even find the entire alphabet in the wings of butterflies and moths! I decided that I was going to be the first to try.

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