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Pretarsus of the third leg of a female drone fly (Eristalis tenax), ventral view, by Dr. Jan Michels, Institute of Zoology, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany. (Olympus BioScapes)

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Life Under the Microscope

Life Under the Microscope - In Focus - The Atlantic

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Life Under the Microscope

Life Under the Microscope - In Focus - The Atlantic

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Life Under the Microscope

Connective tissue cells co-transduced with five fluorescent proteins, by Dr. Daniela Malide, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. (Olympus BioScapes)

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Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

"Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva" at 20x magnification using the confocal method. (Dr. Igor Siwanowicz) #

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Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

Joan Rohl of the Institute for Biochemistry and Biology in Potsdam, Germany used differential interference contrast to capture a freshwater water flea, Daphnia magna, at 100x magnification. #Photomicrography #Daphnia

carapace - cool composition in this photo. Cool shape and lines on the insect could inspire jewelry, actually.