GigaPan courtesy NCSU Insect Museum
A drawer full of insect specimens at the North Carolina State University Insect Museum is seen in May. The 220 megapixel panorama is composed of 30 individual pictures stitched together.
To explore this GigaPan, which requires Flash, use the controls located at the left of the image, or use your keyboard's arrow keys to navigate left or right and the plus and minus keys to zoom in and out. Click "View All" to see the entire image.
To see user-created notes and snapshots for this panorama, visit the GigaPan site.
GigaPan: Insect Collection
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