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Stunning electron microscope photos

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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