Stunning Microscopic Photography

October 23, 2009

My two bits

Wired.com has a post showcasing 35 years of the world’s best microscopic photography. The photos are amazing, and not just because they are neat photos. It’s because of the marvelous design in even the tiniest things in our world! Here are a few that I liked very much:

These are nanocrystals deposited on a silicon substrate. It looks like tiny living things, reminds me of diatoms.
nanocrystlz

This is what spews out into the air when you sickies don’t cover your mouth when you sneeze. It’s the “Crystals of influenza virus neuraminidase isolated from terns.” Uh huh. Well, don’t let the pretty colors fool you. NO ONE wants this in their air.
microflu

This is of a tiny water rotifer critter, feeding in the algae scum in the water. Yummm.
waterrotifer

This, ladies and gents, is a mouse colon. :blink: WHO is the guy who wondered what those looked like?!
mousecol

You can guess what this is. I gleefully squash them all summer long.
flyfac

And this is not a fish in the reef– it’s crystals evaporated from solution of magnesium sulfate and tartaric acid. Pretty amazing!!
crystalzmagsulf

You can go to Wired.com and see more photos. It’s really neat!

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