Stunning Microscopic Photography

October 23, 2009

My two bits 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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