lucienballard:

Spring flowers reveal their true selves in extreme close-up.

Flowers are one of the great joys of spring, but viewing them under a scanning electron microscope uncovers a surreal, alien beauty.

These images were created by the award-winning German microscopy team Eye of Science, comprising photographer Oliver Meckes and biologist Nicole Ottawa.

  • A Primula petal
  • A Rapeseed flower petal
  • The stamens of a Hibiscus flower
  • Four Lilac pollen grains
  • A Valerian flower
  • The stigma of an Arnica flower
  • The anther of a small-leaved Lime flower
  • A Rapeseed flower petal
  • Pollen grains (grey) on the stigma (yellow) of an Arnica flower
  • The floret of a Chamomile flower

via   The Guardian.

micro-universe:

Hair on a bee.

micro-universe:

Hair on a bee.

manytinylittlethings:

The silica shell of a marine diatom, seen with a scanning electron microscope.  Each pillar is about 1 micrometer tall, the small pores on the surface are 50 nanometers in diameter.

manytinylittlethings:

The silica shell of a marine diatom, seen with a scanning electron microscope.  Each pillar is about 1 micrometer tall, the small pores on the surface are 50 nanometers in diameter.

Chestnut

Chestnut

Crystallization of glucose

Crystallization of glucose

Snow

Snow

Scorpion

Scorpion

4wyvern:

Diatom arachnoidiscus

4wyvern:

Diatom arachnoidiscus