21 Photos Of The Amazing And Bizarre World Under A Microscope

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.

These are some of the strangest sites to see. Who knew that dust could look that colorful? Here are 21 cool photos of amazing things under a microscope.

A wood ant holding a microchip in its mandibles

Butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant

Sea cucumber skin

Household dust

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 a 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 chloroplasts 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


Kidney stones

If you thought this was cool make sure you check out what a single drop of seawater looks like magnified 25x. Make sure to give this a share on Facebook before you go.

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