Stunning electron microscope photos 2

These photos are taken from Brandon Brill’s book, “Microcosmos.”  London England.  Book includes SEM images (Scanning Electron Microscope) of items most of which are too small for the naked eye to see.

Utterly amazing.


A human head louse clinging to a hair


An ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip


Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue


Cigarette paper


A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant


A daisy bud


Calcium phosphate crystal


Cut hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades


Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin


Fimbriae of a Fallopian tube


Household dust which includes long hairs such as cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains


Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells


Mushrooms spores


The corroded surface of a rusty metal nail


The eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a Mexican red-kneed tarantula


The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth


The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus


The head of a mosquito


The head of a Romanesco cauliflower


The nylon hooks and loops of velcro


The shell of a Foraminiferan


The surface of a strawberry


The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip


The weave of a nylon stocking

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