Microscope photography allows us to view objects in new ways that the human eye never could. There are microscopic things all around us. When these tiny organisms we ignore each day are put under microscopes, their intricate detail is astonishing.
A wood ant holding a microchip in its mandibles
Butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant
A micro-crack in steel
Needle and thread
E.coli bacteria on lettuce
Beard hairs under a scanning electron microscope: cut with razor (left) and electric shaver (right)
A moth wing
Head of an embryonic Zebrafish with 500x magnification
This picture shows the aftermath of fayalite reacting with gaseous CO2 to form siderite, thereby capturing the CO2 in a solid, stable form.
A piece of dentine with dentinal tubules from human tooth, after demineralization using etching with 37% phosphoric acid for 15 seconds and 10% sodium hypochlorite for 1 minute.
Shark skin (left) and a foot of a fly (right)
The head of a maggot of a bluebottle fly
A mite, magnified about 850x
Leaf of a Virginia spiderwort
The green chloropasts in the plant cells
Spherical spores produced by the fungus Emericella nidulans are coated in a thin layer of the protein hydrophobic. Hydrophobin ensures that water rolls off the spores.
A bacterium living on the diatom of an amphipod
Leg of a Gecko
A Marine Worm, 58x magnification
A bud of a sand dollar (or sea cookie) with 4348x magnification