Photos: "Strange Beauty" by John Bonath

A spider's tiny leg hairs ("thrichobotria"), and a boy quietly, confidently holding the jaws of a taxidermied crocodile with a solitary bubble floating above his head. These images and other appropriately titled "strangely beautiful" photos by John Bonath will be on display during the creepiest of month -- October -- at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

"A Strange Beauty, Photographic Studies of the Museum's Collections by John Bonath," opens today and runs through Halloween. Below is a sampling of the more than 60 photographs that will be on display.