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Microscopic Photography

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell (yellow-green)

Beautiful picture of a dragonfly covered in morning dew [by photographer Miroslaw Swietek].

Bond with James: Photo-of-the-Day: Morning Dew

Male Nemotoda, taken with ZEISS SEM. Courtesy of Emil Zieba

Moth antenna

  • Carolyn Sorensen

    Sure ... but you can invite them, you just have to follow them first; then invite.

  • Wildlife Earth

    I have followed them a while back, but when I go to add them to the them group, their name doesn't come up because they are not following me.

  • Carolyn Sorensen

    They won't see it until they get the invite, nothing can be done about that. Some orgs hardly ever go out to check for invites...

  • Wildlife Earth

    Oh yes, that's why I ask you, because they sometimes take forever haha, but at least they will get the message. Thank you soo much!

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All sorts of little things in the water

Dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. This mite is eight legged of which six legs are visible (at lower frame). The mite has an unsegmented, round body. It's mouthparts (at lower centre) are highly adapted to feeding on the dead scales of human skin found in household dust. Dust mites are relatives of spiders and scorpions.

A light micrograph of a thin slice through a cup fungus called Peziza. It grows on decaying wood and organic matter and reproduces itself by producing ascospores.

The Cell: An Image Library - Image CIL:38941

Diatom frustules. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Campylodiscus hibernicus, a freshwater diatom. Magnification: x440 when printed 10cm wide.

Incredibly Small: Best Microscope Photos of the Year - Fruit fly

Polar bear insulating hair. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a cross-section through a shaft of an insulating hair from a polar bear (Ursus maritimus).

Moss spore capsule (Tortula muralis var. muralis). Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of part of the opening mouth of a capsule (spore case) of moss. Mosses reproduce by means of spores at certain times during their life cycle. The spores are dispersed from the mouth of the capsule, dispersal aided by the wind. Magnification x1380

Coloured X-ray of the right hand of a patient, showing severe rheumatoid arthritis in all of the fingers. This is polyarthritis in that more than five joints are affected. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which causes joint stiffness and bone deformity.

A section, cut horizontally, through the lens of a human eye, showing the flattened lens cells arranged in concentric rings like the layers of an onion.

Blood vessels in the choroid of the eye. The choroid is a tissue layer beneath the retina which supplies blood, thus food and oxygen, to light sensitive cells of the eye.

False-color SEM of retina featuring central fovea, a crater-like depression in the photosensitive layer of the eye. The foveal retina is the area of greatest visual acuity and contains only cone receptor cells.

Yanping Wang, of the Beijing Planetarium in Beijing, China, took this surprisingly gorgeous shot of sand - yes, that’s SAND - at 4X magnification, using reflected light. He took 14th place in the Nikon Small World Photography Contest.